Glossary

Cosmetics Glossary
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Dandruff
A condition of shedding dead cells of the scalp.
Depilate
Removal of hair on the surface of the skin.
Dermabrasion
A procedure in which the skin is sanded to improve its texture. Microdermabrasion uses a type of sand to abrade the skin, usually done by an esthetician or a cosmetic doctor.
Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin.
Desquamation
The shedding of dead skin cells.
Dichlorophene
A fungicide and bactericide used in antiperspirants and deoderint creams.
Diethanolamine
Abbreviated as DEA it is a colourless liquid or crystalline fatty acids from soybeans or coconut oils. It is used as a solvent, emulsifying ingredient, or a detergent.
Diethylene Glycol
A colourless liquid used as a solvent and plasticizer in cosmetic creams and hairsprays. It's also a wetting agent that enhances skin absorption.
Dihydrostreptomyscin
An antibiotic active ingredient that used as a perservative.
Dimethyl Lauramine Isostearate
Conditioning or thicking agent.
Dulse
Dried sea-plant powder added to water that helps rid the skin of toxins and boosts circulation.
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