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

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