Organic compounds are an inherent part of skin care products. These ingredients are structurally similar to natural body compounds, making them efficient in many functions. For example, they easily penetrate the layers of skin, stimulate the synthesis of skin proteins, fight free radicals, and ''dissolve" dead skin cells. Thus, organic compounds visibly ameliorate skin wrinkling, sagging, and scaling.
2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol also known as Bronopol is a white or almost white crystalline powder, a preservative of cosmetics, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals.
4-Butylresorcinol is one of the stable derivatives of Resorcinol (1,3 dihydroxybenzene), which is also a tyrosinase inhibitor thanks to a similar structure (free OH groups in specific positions of the aromatic ring).
4-Terpineol is a natural active ingredient under the tradename MELAFRESH® T96 with potent broad-spectrum anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties for use in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care applications.
Acetamidoethyl PG-Trimonium Chloride is a quaternized substantive humectant with excellent moisture-binding properties and low molecular weight. It is a tack-free material that possesses a soft smooth feel. It is a colorless to clear pale straw-colored liquid with a slight amino-note odor.
Acetone occurs naturally in trees, plants, decomposing vegetation, and volcanic gas. Our body produces small amounts during the breakdown of fat as well. However, the majority of acetone is manufactured for industrial uses from benzene and propylene.
Alcohol is a univalent alcohol (spirit of wine, ethanol, or ethyl alcohol), obtained mainly from alcoholic fermentation of sugar or natural substances containing starch. A good sol vent for countless active ingredients and perfume oil refreshes cools and disinfects the skin.
AMP or aminomethyl propanol (2-Amino-2-methylpropanol) is used to adjust the pH in cosmetics. It is a colorless or slightly yellow liquid.
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate can be derived from coconut and is used primarily as a detergent cleansing agent. It is considered to be gentle and effective.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid with a pink-red color, a powerful natural antioxidant found in aquatic animals like fish, krill, and shrimps. This carotenoid is responsible for red pigmentation and has biological and nutritional functions.
Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a quaternary ammonium salt with antistatic and softening properties used in a wide range of personal care products, from shampoos and conditioners to lotions and creams.
Benzalkonium Chloride is a clear, colorless to pale yellow viscous liquid with cationic nature. It is a preservative and disinfecting agent for medical, veterinary, cosmetic, and household products.
Benzophenone-2 is a benzophenone derivative (2,2', 4,4'-Tetrahydroxybenzophenone) that is used in sun care applications as an ultraviolet absorber. It is a yellow powder, soluble in oils, aqueous/alcoholic solutions, and surfactant formulations.
Benzophenone-3 forms the backbone of sunscreens and sun protectants used in creams, lotions, and bases. It provides UV-B absorption and more importantly, it also provides some absorption in the short UV-A II region (320-340 nm).
Benzophenone-4 is a white to pale yellow powder, utilized as a UV filter in sunscreen applications. Thanks to the presence of the sulfonic acid group in the structure, it is readily soluble in water, propylene glycol, glycerin, ethyl, and isopropyl alcohols.
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is a pale yellow powder with a weakly aromatic characteristic odor used in skin and sun care applications as a UV-A
Butylene Glycol Cocoate is an emollient, mono- and di-esters mix with extraordinary pigment-wetting properties. It is used in texturing makeup bases, foundations, concealers, and cover sticks for younger, more even skin tones.