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DIY FOUNDATION GLOSSARY


DIY CLEAR LIQUID MINERAL FOUNDATION INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

Ingredients  GLOSSARY

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice

(First Aid Plant) A compound expressed from the leaf of the aloe plant. There are more than 300 species. Used medicinally for more than three thousand years. It is referred to in the Bible. Used for its softening benefits in cosmetics. Hydrating and soothing. Also has a reputed cell regenerative effect on skin.

Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil

JMC Technologies has conducted scientific research proving that jojoba can increase skin softness by up to 37%, it reduces superficial lines and wrinkles up to 25% upon application and up to 11% after 8 hours. Jojoba oil is hypoallergenic and pure.

Emulsifying Wax

Plant based, used to create a bond between water and oil. A critical ingredient in lotions and cream since there is no other natural product that can create a smooth texture.

Tocopherol

(Vitamin E) anti-oxidants and help in healing as well as collagen synthesis

Phenoxyethanol

It is a paraben free safe and effective preservative

Cetyl Alcohol

A fatty alcohol ( meaning it is an alcohol which comes from fat). It does not behave like a 'real alcohol' for example ethanol or propanol. Derived from Coconut Oil or Palm Oil.

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)

DMAE has become very popular as a result of Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D.'s top-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure, in which he promotes supplementing with DMAE as a treatment for reducing wrinkles. When applied to the skin DMAE would stimulate acetylcholine release which would trigger a response in the muscles of the face. This activity creates a firmer facial tone and less sagging. DMAE is used topically to reduce fine lines and wrinkles showing a noticeable difference within 20 minutes of application.

Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil

when added to cosmetics and creams, it re-moisturizes the skin.

Daucus carota sativa
(Carrot) Oil

Has extraordinary skin protection and conditioning benefits derived from the high quantities of extract soluble carotenoids that it contains. Carrots are a well known source of b-carotene. It also contain sugars, proteins, mineral salts, and small quantities of C, B, and B2. Carotenoids are a class of easily assimilated antioxidants, which is most abundant in Carrots. Antioxidants protect human cells from harmful free-radical attack.

Methylsulfonylmethane
(MSM)

MSM is anti-inflamatory and anti-microbial. MSM feeds the formation of collagen and elastin while preventing and reducing cross-linking between cells, which is the primary cause of wrinkles and scar tissue. MSM is a natural sulfur compound that contributes to healthy skin, hair and nails. MSM has been used orally and topically to aid skin disorders. When used topically, in the form of a cream or lotion, sulfur is helpful in treating skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash and certain fungal infections.

Stearic Acid

A vegetable derivative used to stiffen and stabilize lotions and creams.

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin

Pure Ingredient Type - NATURAL SOURCE, Not to be confused with the essential oil of Rosemary, ROE is used as an anti-oxidant in formulations.

Azadirachta indica (Neem)

It is used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, syphilitic sores, chicken pox etc.

Xanthan Gum

Safe emulsifier/stabalizer skin conditioner. Sugar based polymer.

Polysorbate 20

A non-irritating, non-ionic surfaactant used to disperse & emulsify formulas. Made from lauric acid (olive oil source) connected to a sugar (sorbitol) The compound is then ethoxylated (grain based alcohol) to make it water dispersable.

Tetrasodium Edta

A chelating agent with unique properties of neutralizing trace metals (like calcium, iron and magnesium salts, etc.) and other deposits on skin

Citric Acid

natural inhibitor, a preservative