The Glossary

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Polyacrylate-13

A skin-friendly synthetic polymer that functions to protect skin's surface, thicken product consistency, and help keep formulas stable. In our formulas, Polyacrylate-13 is part of a proprietary thickener-emulsifier and combines with polyisobutene and polysorbate 20 to create supple, silicone-like textures without the use of silicones.

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Polyglyceryl-10-Laurate

Plyglyceryl-10-laurate is a plant-derived or synthetic ester of lauric acid and the synthetic polymer polyglycerin-10. It functions as a skin-softening emulsifier and helps give products a smooth and easy to dispense texture.

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Polyisobutene

Polyisobutene is a polymer of the hydrocarbon isobutylene. It functions as a texture-enhancing, thickening and film-forming agent. It is a synthetic liquid that offers emollient benefits and is often used to replaced mineral and silicone oils in formulations. In our formulas, polyisobutene is part of a proprietary thickener-emulsifier and combines…

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Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20 is a common surfactant and emulsifier. Its main functions are to help keep the oil and water portions in a formula from separating, or to aid in the rinsing ability of cleansers. In our formulas, Polysorbate 20 is part of a proprietary thickener-emulsifier and combines with polyacrylate-13 and…

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Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate

Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate is a derivative of clinically proven hero ingredient azelaic acid and restoring amino acid glycine. It can balance skin tone, combat redness and texture, visibly improve inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea, help heal the appearance of active blemishes and post-acne marks, regulate sebum and moisturize the…

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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occurring antimicrobial compound that is used as a mild preservative. While it is exceptionally good at tackling mold, it is usually combined with additional preservatives to help inhibit bacterial growth and provide full coverage protection from microbial attacks.

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Propanediol

Propanediol functions as an emollient, humectant, and solvent and is derived from corn. It is considered a more skin-friendly alternative to propylene glycol.

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Pullulan

Pullulan is a water-binding agent, thickening agent, and antioxidant. It functions as a film former and binder.

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Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil

Pomegranate oil has a unique luscious feel and is rich in vitamin K plus an abundance of protective polyphenolic compounds such as punicic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanidins and tannins. It’s an antioxidant powerhouse that’s great at neutralizing free radicals before they can cause damage in skin cells.  Pomegranate oil is prized…

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Punicic Acid

Punicic acid is a remarkable anti-inflammatory conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that is prized for its therapeutic abilities. Found in pomegranate oil, punicic acid can help calm skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. While its skin calming abilities are amazing, it is most famous for its efficacy as a…

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