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Ingredients Directory

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Gamma Linolenic Acid. A fatty acid. Found in evening primrose oil, black currant seeds, borage oil, and mother's milk.

Gelatin. Refined protein from animal origin. Used as a thickener and film-forming agent.

Geranium Oil. An effective anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent derived from the aromatic plant. For use on acne and oily skin.

Ginger Oil. Revered in Asia since the earliest of times, ginger acts as an antiseptic and stimulant.

Gingko Biloba Oil. Ginko, thought to be the oldest tree on the planet, has long been used in Chinese medicine. Used for its anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic properties.

Glycereth. A polyethylene glycol ether of glycerin. It is an artificial form of glycerin.

Glycerin, Glycerine, Glycerol. Sweet, syrupy alcohol that can be produced artificially from propylene alcohol or naturally derived from vegetable oils. Used in cosmetics for thousands of years as a solvent, plasticizer, humectant, emollient, and lubricant.

Glycolic Acid. Used as a skin care treatment in exfoliation creams and masks. It may irritate mucous membranes and cause allergic reactions.

Grapefruit Oil. A natural bactericide, preserver and stabilizer. Both a tonic and astringent.

Green Tea. Anti-carcinogenic. Contains polyphenolic antioxidants which play an important role in the prevention of cell damage. Has a soothing and moisturizing effect.

Gums. Polysaccharides of high molecular weight that are scattered in water. They are incomparable to manufactured polymers like the PVP/PVA copolymers. Some gums are used as hair setting products. Natural thickeners are acacia, tragacanth, quince seed, and locust bean.