PERSEA GRATISSIMA - (avocado oil) can function as an emollient and as carrier oil in cosmetic preparation, helping transport active substances into the skin. Its skin benefiting properties include bactericidal and soothing, particularly to sensitive skin. Current speculation among researches is that avocado oil may mobilize and increase the collagen of connective tissue. This would keep the skin moist and smooth in addition to having a favorable influence in the treatment for minor skin conditions. Avocado oil has one of the highest penetration rates among similar oils. Avocado oil has also demonstrated sun screening characteristics, and has high concentration of vitamins A, D, and E. This oil is obtained from the ripe avocado fruit. Read more about Avocado Oil.
PHENOXYETHANOL - a broad range preservative with fungicidal, bactericidal, insecticidal and germicidal properties. It has a low sensitizing factor in leave- on cosmetics. It also can be used as a solvent.
PPROPYLENE GLYCOL - next to water this is the most common moisture carrying vehicle used in cosmetic formulations. It has better skin permeation than glycerin, and it also gives a pleasant feel with less greasiness than glycerin. It also serves as a solvent for antioxidants and preservatives. In addition, it has preservative properties against bacteria and fungi.
PALMAROSA OIL - (Cymbopogon Martini) properties attributed to this oil are soothing, moisturizing, antiseptic, and cell regeneration. Its use is indicated for acne skin and dermatitis condition as well as for dry skin. Palmarosa oil is said to have immediate calming and refreshing action on the skin.
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS- Sweet Almond Oil. An emollient with soothing properties. It is a rich source of Vitamin E and antioxidants. More information about Almond Oil.
POTASSIUM SORBATE- a preservative. Considered nontoxic.
PANTHENOL- Vitamin B5. Acts as penetrating moisturizer. Panthenol appears to stimulate cellular proliferation and aid in tissue repair. It imparts a nonirritant, nonsensitizing, moisturizing, and conditioning feel and promotes normal keratinization and wound-healing. Panthenol protects the skin against sunburn, provides relieve for existing sunburn.
PIROCTONE OLAMINE - the amine salt. A compound sometimes used in the treatment of fungal infections. It is often used in anti-dandrff shampoo as a gentler replacement for the commonly used compound zinc pyrithione.