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.
Coal Tar (Not strictly a cosmetic ingredient, but interesting nonetheless)
Glyceryl Stearate (click on this for glyceryl monostearate)
Retinol – See also for retinol derivates such as retinyl palmitate
Do you have an ingredient that particularly interests you? Let me know.