cosmetic ingredient database

Welcome to the Colin’s Beauty Pages Cosmetic Ingredient Database.

Actually it isn’t a database.  I don’t have the deep pockets of the consumer advocacy groups who put up sophisticated bits of web technology dedicated to scaring people.   And I don’t know enough about the ways of the web to compete with them if I did have any money.  But I have done a lot of posts about cosmetic ingredients and I thought it would be handy for the people who enjoy that kind of thing to have somewhere where they are all gathered together.

It might be useful if you want to look a particular one up too.

Guide To Cosmetic Ingredients For The Perplexed Cover

Allantoin

Alum

Ambergris

Benzyl Alcohol

Bisabolol

Bismuth Oxychloride

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Carbomer

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetrimonium chloride

Cocamidopropyl betaine

Coal Tar (Not strictly a cosmetic ingredient, but interesting nonetheless)

Dead Sea Salt

Dihydroxyacetone

DMDM Hydantoin

EDTA

Frankincense

Glycerin

Glyceryl Stearate (click on this for glyceryl monostearate)

Hyaluronic Acid

Isopropyl myristate

Jasmine

Lanolin

Lavender Oil

Limonene

Matrixyl

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Mineral Oil

Neroli

Phenoxyethanol

p-Phenylenediamine

Phthalates

Polysorbate 80

Potassium sorbate

Propylene Glycol

Q10

Retinol  – See also for retinol derivates such as retinyl palmitate

Rosa Centifolia

Rosehip Oil

Sodium laureth sulfate

Shea Butter

Squalane and Squalene

Titanium Dioxide

Triclosan

Triethanolamine

Triisononanoin

Vanillin

Vitamin E

Xanthan Gum

Do you have an ingredient that particularly interests you?  Let me know.