Ingredient Glossary

Cetyl Palmitate:

Pure vegetable lipid ester derived from cetyl alcohol & palmitic acid (naturally occurring fatty acid). Cetyl palmitate is produced by reacting cetyl alcohol with palmitic acid.


Octyldodecanol is a branched fatty alcohol produced from natural fats (vegetable derived) and oils (vegetable derived) by reduction of the fatty acid grouping to the hydroxyl function.

Phenylpropanol, Ethylhexylglycerin: 

Used in conjunction as a broad spectrum preservative derived from cinnamic aldehyde or cinnamic alcohol, and glycerin. May give product a slight cinnamon scent.

Polyhydroxystearic Acid:

Soft and pliable wax that is naturally derived from castor oil.

Silica Dimethyl Silylate:

A silica derivative that helps suspend pigments in a formula.


Tetradecane is made from vegetable derived paraffins by fractional distillation to produce high purity, linear, single cut alkanes.


Tribehenin is the triglyceride of behenic acid, behenic acid is derived from the seeds of the Ben-oil tree (Moringa oleifera).


Hydrogenated castor oil in a fine powder form.