Glossary

At OLEO Bodycare only the finest ingredients are used. However, some names may not be familiar, so here is a brief explanation:

GLOSSARY

  • Almond oil ~ for dry, irritated skin. Rich in vitamins, mono & polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Aloe vera ~ soothing humectant & moisturiser
  • Ammonium chloride ~ viscosity adjuster
  • Apricot oil ~ for mature/dry skin
  • Aqua ~ water!
  • Argan oil ~ rich in vitamin E.  Moisturises dry skin
  • Arnica oil ~ relieves sore muscles
  • Avocado oil ~ rich emollient oil
  • Beeswax ~ wax thickener
  • Bentonite clay ~ highly absorptive, helps draw impurities from the skin
  • Benzyl alcohol ~ preservative & solvent, naturally occurs in some essential oils
  • Betaine ~ mild detergent/solubiliser/surfactant
  • Bisabolol ~ skin soothing oil component
  • Borage oil ~ rich in GLA, soothing & moisturising
  • C12-13 Pareth-3 ~ an emulsifier
  • Capric Triglyceride ~ fractionated coconut oil (emollient)
  • Carbopol ~ stabilizer
  • Calendula oil ~ antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing, repairs skin tissue
  • Caprylyl glycol ~ preservative
  • Carrot oil ~ rich in beta-carotene, vits. A,B,C,D,E & F
  • Ceteareth 20 ~ emulsifier
  • Cetearyl alcohol ~ plant-derived, emulsifies & thickens, emollient
  • Cetyl alcohol ~ plant-derived, binds, thickens, softens
  • Chamomile water ~ very soothing
  • Citric acid ~ regulates Ph level & preservative
  • Cocoa butter ~ rich emollient
  • Coconut diethanolamide ~ emulsifier
  • Coconut oil ~ for dry, irritated skin. Conditions the hair
  • Epsom salts ~ mineral salts of magnesium sulphate.  Relieve sore muscles, detoxifying and relaxing
  • Euxyl K700 ~ liquid cosmetic preservative
  • Evening primrose oil ~ emollient oil with high level of GLA
  • Fatty alcohol ~ emollient
  • Geranium floral water ~ balancing, cooling
  • Ginseng extract ~ anti-inflammatory herbal extract
  • Glyceryl stearate ~ emulsifying wax component
  • Glycerol/glycerine ~ solvent & humectant properties. Helps skin retain moisture
  • Grapefruit seed extract ~ natural antimicrobial agent
  • Green tea extract ~ contains antioxidants to help fight free radicals
  • Hazelnut oil ~ highly penetrating, useful for oily skin
  • Isopropyl myristate ~ emollient
  • Jojoba oil ~ rich emollient oil
  • Kaolin ~ absorbs moisture, helps draw impurities from the skin thus providing deep-cleansing & purifying action
  • Lactic Acid ~ pH adjuster
  • Lauric acid ~ derived from coconut – a natural lathering oil
  • Macadamia Oil ~ rich emollient oil
  • Mango Butter ~ rich emollient butter
  • Marine Collagen ~ protein source for moisturisation & skin repair
  • Nettle extract ~ stimulates circulation, maintains healthy skin & hair
  • Olive oil ~ rich emollient oil
  • Pentasodium pentetate ~ water softener/emulsifier
  • Phenoxyethanol ~ mild preservative, safe on the skin
  • PEG-40 ~ mild surfactant (solulbiliser for essential oils)
  • PEG-100 stearate ~ emulsifier
  • Plantacare 2000 ~ surfactant
  • Plum kernel oil ~ aromatic, readily absorbed, skin softening oil
  • Pomegranate seed oil ~ rich and nutritious.  Fights free radicals and skin ageing
  • Potassium sorbate ~ emulsifier, preservative
  • Rosehip seed oil ~ rich in vitamin C.  For ageing skin, wrinkles, dry, devitalised skin.  Aids cellular regeneration
  • Rosewater ~ soothing & cooling, good for dry & sensitive skin
  • Seabuckthorn oil ~ combats wrinkles and dry skin
  • Sea salt ~ rich in minerals, cleansing & exfoliant action
  • Sesame oil ~ strengthens & nourishes the skin
  • Shea butter ~ rich emollient butter
  • Silk Powder ~ protein source for moisturisation & skin repair
  • Sodium chloride ~ thickener
  • Sodium mystirate ~ emulsifier/surfactant
  • Sodium oleate ~ emulsifier/surfactant
  • Sodium stearate ~ emulsifier/surfactant
  • Sorbitol ~ humectant, skin softener, derived from plants
  • Stearic Acid ~ thickener/emulsifier
  • Sunflower oil ~ vitamin-rich, good for dry skin
  • Tetrasodium etidronate ~ viscosity adjustor
  • Vegetable glycerine ~ moisturising humectant
  • Vitamin B5 ~ skin nourisher
  • Vitamin E (tocopherol) ~ nourishing, protects skin from environmental effects
  • Walnut shells ~ crushed to provide a gentle and effective exfoliant
  • Wheatgerm oil ~ vitamin E-rich, good for dry, damaged, scarred skin
  • Witchazel ~ soothing & antiseptic, useful on oily, blemished skin
  • Xanthum gum ~ mild thickener, emulsifier & stabiliser
  • Zinc oxide ~ forms a protective barrier on skin, mild astringent properties