Ingredient Glossary

We believe the magic lies in what's inside a formula, not just what isn't— that's why we explain the function and source of every ingredient we use right here in our Ingredient Glossary. To see the full ingredient list for any formula, just click the "Ingredients" tab on the product's page. Not sure what a particular ingredient is and a few products that feature that ingredient? Find out below!


Acacia Senegal Gum (Acacia Tree)

Natural gums used to improve texture and stability of cosmetics

Alcohol Denat. (Corn)

Improves spray-ability and drying time of the product

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder

Soothes and moisturizes hair and skin


Anti-caking and anti-bulking agent that also allows for the product to absorb onto the skin

Anhydroxylitol (Sugar)

Moisturizing ingredient for hair and skin

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile)

Natural essential oil known for its anti-irritation properties

Ascorbyl Glucoside (Citrus Fruit)

Stable form of Vitamin C that enhances skin radiance and increases anti-oxidant protection


Behentrimonium Chloride (Rapeseed)

Mild conditioning agent that improves wet and dry comb-ability and mends split ends

Benzyl Alcohol

Natural preservative

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

Deeply moisturizing butter that is rich in Vitamin A


Camelina Sativa (Camelina) Seed Oil

Natural, lightweight oil extracted from green tea to provide extra moisturization and skin smoothening

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Deeply moisturizing and antioxidant agent

Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract

Deeply moisturizing and antioxidant agent

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut)

Lightweight oil derived from coconuts that provides smoothness and moisture

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Emulsifying and conditioning agent

Carrageenan (Seaweed)

Viscosity-adjustment ingredient used to thicken and stabilize products

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil

Vegetable oil that provides moisture, shine and improves comb-ability

Cera Alba (Beeswax)

Natural wax that calms and soothes skin while sealing in moisture

Cetearyl Alcohol (Mixed Plants)

Mild emulsifier derived from plants

Cetearyl Glucoside (Coconut/Sugar)

Mild emulsifier derived from coconut and sugar

Cetearyl Olivate (Olive)

Mild emulsifier derived from oil

Cetyl Palmitate (Palm)

Gentle emollient for skin and hair

Citric Acid

Mild acid used for pH adjustment

Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Natural essential oil to provide citrus scent

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil

Natural oil that is rich with emollients and is an anti-irritant

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Coconut)

Gentle cleansing agent that can be used for skin and hair products

Coco-Caprylate (Coconut)

Natural, lightweight emollient derived from coconuts

Coco-Glucoside (Vegetables)

Gentle cleansing agent derived from vegetables like coconut

Coconut Alkanes

Natural replacement of silicones to give slip and shine - naturally

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Powder

Moisturizes and protects the skin's barrier

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Plant-derived oil used for its calming and anti-stress properties

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Powder

Offers natural coloring to products and powerful anti-inflammatory properties


Dead Sea Salt

Used in cosmetics to soften the skin or in scrubs to help with exfoliation of dead cells

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Coconut)

Gentle surfactant derived from coconut oil

Disodium Phosphate

Stabilizing agent

Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride (Vegetable)

Mild conditioning and anti-frizz agent while also improving wet and dry comb-ability


Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

Vegetable-derived wax that calms and soothes skin and seals in moisture


Galactoarabinan (Larch Tree)

Natural gum used to improve the texture and stability of cosmetics

Gluconolactone (Glucose Syrup)

Mild chelating (binding) and stabilizing agent

Glycerin (Vegetable)

Moisturizing humectant that draws water to the hair and skin

Glyceryl Isostearate

Plant derived emollient and thickening agent

Glyceryl Oleate (Vegetable)

Mild emulsifier and co-surfactant derived from vegetables

Glyceryl Stearate (Coconut)

Mild emulsifier derived from coconuts

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Beans)

Natural conditioning and thickening agent with anti-frizz properties


Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Rich in oleic oils causing conditioning, moisturizing and nourishing properties

Heptyl Undecylenate (Vegetable)

Natural replacement of silicones to give slip and shine -naturally

Hydrated Silica

Gentle and safe material with porous spheres that help keep product dry and prevents caking

Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Seed Protein (Baobab)

Helps repair and strengthen hair by supporting the hair's protein matrix for more resiliency

Hydrolyzed Algin

Hair conditioning agent

Hydrolyzed Chestnut Extract

Very rich in natural anti-oxidants and free-radical inhibitors

Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein

A complete protein, containing all eight essential amino acids, that increases the hair's volume and moisture

Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

Protein that helps to add volume to the hair along with protection from harmful UV rays

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Protein that helps to protect and soften the hair and give excellent wet/dry comb-ability

Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Gelling agent that thickens, emulsifies, and stabilizes products

Hydroxyethylcellulose (Soft Wood)

Natural gum that provides product consistency


Iron Oxide

Natural coloring agent


Jojoba Esters

Natural exfoliant made from jojoba oil which also provides hydration

Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Oil

Moisture-enhancing emollient

Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder

Natural exfoliant that removes unnecessary build-up from skin and scalp


Kaolin (Clay)

Lightweight clay that helps in soothing the skin


Lauryl Glucoside (Sugar)

Gentle surfactant derived from sugar

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract

Soothing, moisturizing and aroma-enhancing agent

Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil

Natural, lightweight oil that provides smoothness, moisture and shine



Gentle moisturizing and conditioning agent