Glossary

Cosmetics Glossary
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Idebenone
A synthetic antioxidant.
Iodine
The condition of the hair, skin, & teeth are dependent upon a well-functioning thyroid gland.
Irritant
A substance that consistently and predictably produces an adverse response (such as reddening, swelling, itching, burning, or blistering) in virtually all of the population. Irritants are not to be confused with allergens.
Isopropanol
An organic solvent of the alcohol family. Used to solubilize resins, polymers, and fatty ingredients. Also found in hair colors to dissolve the oxidation dyes.
Isopropyl Lanolate
A synthetic moisturizer.
Isopropyl Myristate
An emollient and lubricant that reduces the greasy feel of products by replacing other, oilier ingredients. A synthetic moisturizer.
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