Glossary

Cosmetics Glossary
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Oat Oil
Oat oil is a powerful emollient (skin smoothener and softener) and provides deep antioxidant activity.
Ointment
Type of dermatological vehicle that has an oil base giving it lubricating properties. It is often used to treat dry skin.
Olive Oil
Extract of olive. A skin smoothener and softener (emollient) with great penetrating ability. Used in lipsticks, hairdressings, shampoos, soaps and conditioners.
Organic
Pertaining to carbon-based compounds produced by living plants, animals or by synthetic processes. Referring to substances that are or have been alive, and therefore contain carbon molecules in their chemical structure.
Oxybenzone
A sunscreen agent that protects primarily from the sun's UVB rays, and some, but not all, UVA rays.
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