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Glossary

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Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil
Used to calm inflammation and swelling in the skin.
Octinoxate
Broad spectrum sunscreen. Also known as Octyl Methoxycinnamate.
Octisalate
Broad spectrum sunscreen. Also known as Octyl Salicylate.
Octocrylene
Broad spectrum sunscreen.
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
An essential fatty acid oil, rich in Gamma Linoleic and Gamma Linolenic acids. Also known as Vitamin F. Hydrating to skin, it helps restore the moisture and lipid balance.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit/ Leaf/Husk Extract or Oil
A water-soluble extract from the Olive fruit, rich in antioxidant polyphenols that help fight free radical damage and control environmental aggressions. A rich source of Lactic Acid that aids in moisturization and helps promote cell renewal in the epidermis.
Oligopeptide-34
A proprietary peptide that reduces α-MSH activity, inhibits Tyrosinase activity and melanosome transfer to cells. Helps prevent cellular discoloration for unsurpassed skin brightening.
Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters
An emollient derived from Olive Oil, used as a solubilizer and lubricant.
Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil
Babassu Oil. A non-drying edible oil expressed from the kernels of the Babassu palm, grown in Brazil. An excellent emollient that softens skin.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil or Wax
The most nutrient-rich portion of Rice. Contains numerous biologically active agents, including Phytic Acid, that aid in gentle microfoliation of skin while controlling melanogenesis.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract
Rich in biological actives and oligosaccharides (sugars) that soothe and moisturize the skin during microfoliation while controlling melanogenisis.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch
Derived from milled Rice, this carbohydrate-lipid-protein-rich seed reserve is found only in the Rice endosperm. Provides a nutritive media for microfoliation.
Oxybenzone
A sunscreen agent
Ozokerite
A naturally occurring wax-like mineral. Colorless and white when pure; upon refining yields a hard, white, microcrystalline wax known as Ceresin. Widely used as an emulsifier and thickening ingredient.