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Glossary

Comprehensive Ingredient Glossary.

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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water
A plant extract with astringent properties.
Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract
Extract of Evergreen plant. A natural cleansing extract, has skin refining actions. Firming and tightening to the tissues.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil or Extract
A bland, pale yellow oil containing Vitamin E. Forms a "skin" after drying.
Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate
An encapsulated peptide that competes with the two natural proteins that contribute to the desmosome connection between cells, therefore weakening the snap-like connection and facilitating cell sloughing.
Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract
An extract derived from the flowers of the Hibiscus plant. Rich in Pyruvic Acid which stimulates cell turnover.
Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil
A phytoactive anti-irritant that soothes and calms the skin.
Homosalate
Broad spectrum sunscreen.
Honey
A humectant from the nectar of flowers.
Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract
Derived from the fruit of the Hop plant, aids in wound healing and soothing irritation.
Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract
Derived from the plant Rhizome; used for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Derived from Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed. Used as a skin conditioning agent.
Hydrogenated Coconut Oil
Derived from Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil. Used as a skin conditioning agent.
Hydrolyzed Algin
Derived from Algae or Seaweed. A humectant and conditioning agent that may be combined with Zinc Sulfate to regulate sebum levels, inhibit acne bacteria and reduce irritation.
Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans
A mixture of plant derived components similar to the natural Glycosaminoglycan molecules found in the skin's extra- cellular matrix. Contains primarily Hyaluronic Acid, lipids and sugars.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
Skin conditioning agent derived from Soybean. Firms and conditions skin.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Smaller fragments of Wheat Protein that condition skin.
Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid
Synthetic avenanthramide (Oat active) used to boost the efficacy of natural Oat.
Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin
A carbohydrate compound used as a diluting ingredient for powders; used as a thickener in creams and liquids.
Hypericum Perforatum Extract
St. John's Wort, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Hyssopus Officinalis Extract
Essential oil used for its fragrance and skin conditioning properties.