Product Glossary


An ingredient found naturally in many foods.



An FDA-permitted active ingredient used in sunscreen to help absorb UVA rays.

Benzoyl peroxide:

A bacteria-reducing ingredient that is commonly found in acne products.


A stimulant derived from caffeic acid, which is found naturally in some grains, fruits, vegetables, and coffee beans.


Cassia Alata:

Also known as senna alata and Candle Bush, this ingredient is frequently used as an antioxidant.


Often found in serums, creams, and lotions, this waxy molecule works with fatty acids to help send signals to cells.


This compound, which is found in animal and vegetable lipids, hydrates by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin to trap water.


Glycolic Acid:

Derived from cane sugar, this alpha hydroxy acid acts as an exfoliant.

Glycolic Acid


An FDA-permitted active ingredient that helps absorb UV rays.

Hyaluronic acid:

A moisturizer that can act as a lubricant.


A small particle derived from coal, this cleansing component works by suspending oil in water in the form of tiny spheres. It can be found in soaps and cleansers.

Non-comedogenic: This means a product does not clog pores.

An FDA-permitted active ingredient found in sunscreens.

Omega fatty acids: Found in many foods such as fish, these acids are often used as thickeners in skin products and help produce skin’s oil barrier and retain moisture.

Omega Fatty Acids


An FDA-permitted active ingredient that can help absorb UV rays.


An FDA-approved active ingredient found in sunscreens that helps protect skin from UVB rays.


Commonly found in acne products, but not an anti-acne ingredient, this form of vitamin A1 can turn enzymes into retinoic acid, which can help improve the elasticity of skin.

Salicylic acid:

A compound found in creams and gels that can be used as a preservative, anti-inflammatory ingredient, or as an exfoliant.

Shea Butter:

Derived from shea nuts, this antioxidant fat compound can help moisturize and is often used as a conditioning agent in lotions, creams, and conditioners.

Shea Butter

Titanium Dioxide:

An FDA-approved active ingredient that helps to block UV rays. It is often found in sunscreen.

Vitamin B3:

Also known as nicotinamide, this chemical is often found in grains and animal products and is added to lotions and serums.

Vitamin C:

Also known as L-ascorbic acid, this can be found in lotion and creams.

Vitamin C

Vitamin E:

Also known as tocopherol, this antioxidant can be found in produce and animal products and added to serums and creams to help soothe skin.

Zinc Oxide:

An FDA-approved active ingredient often added to sunscreen to help scatter or reflect UV radiation.