Ingredients used in cosmetics

The INCI list (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) is a mandatory nomenclature on cosmetics since 1999. Created in 1973 by an American association, the INCI list (or list of ingredients) aims to standardize the ingredients present in a product cosmetic.

Nevertheless, the manufacturer is not obliged to indicate the concentration for each one of them because of "the secret of manufacture". However, we know that they are classified "compulsorily" in order of inverse concentration (from high to low) for those dosed at more than 1%. Below 1%, the manufacturer can make it appear in the order he wants on the box.

AQUA Water
PARFUM Perfume
GLYCERIN Glycerin
LINALOOL Linalool
CITRIC ACID Citric acid
LIMONENE Limonene
PHENOXYETHANOL Phenoxyethanol
TOCOPHEROL Vitamin E
SODIUM BENZOATE Sodium benzoate
BENZYL ALCOHOL Benzyl alcohol
CITRONELLOL Citronellol
SODIUM CHLORIDE Sodium chloride
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE Tocopheryl acetate
GERANIOL Geraniol
POTASSIUM SORBATE Potassium sorbate
DIMETHICONE Dimethicone
PROPYLENE GLYCOL Propylene Glycol
CETEARYL ALCOHOL Ceteayl alcohol
SODIUM HYDROXIDE Sodium hydroxide
CI 77891 White dye (Titanium dioxide)
XANTHAN GUM Xanthan Gum
HEXYL CINNAMAL Hexyl cinnamal
CI 77491 Red dye (Iron trioxide)
CI 77499 Black dye (Iron tetroxide)
DISODIUM EDTA Disodium EDTA
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
PANTHENOL Provitamin B5
BENZYL SALICYLATE Benzyl salicylate
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER Shea Butter
CI 77492 Yellow dye (Iron oxide)
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
MICA Mica
CI 19140 Yellow dye
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL Caprylyl glycol
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE Cocamidopropyl betaine
SILICA Silica
GLYCERYL STEARATE Glyceryl stearate
CITRAL Citral
BUTYLENE GLYCOL Butylene glycol
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL Sunflower seed oil

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