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Ingredients Directory

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Imidazolidinyl Urea. Commonly used cosmetic preservative. Can cause contact dermatitis.

Infusion. The addition of an herb or other natural substance to an oil or other liquid to extract the fragrance or flavor into that liquid.

Iodine. Nonmetallic element. Occurs in seawater and in plants and animals that grow in the sea. When applied topically, it has antiseptic benefits.

Irish Moss. Also known as carrageenan. A seaweed that looks like moss which is used as a soothing emollient.

Iron Oxides. Compounds of iron that are used as colorings in some cosmetics. Also known as jewelers' rouge or rust.

Isopropyl Alcohol. Artificial fatty alcohol. Used as an antiseptic, a solvent, a rubbing alcohol, and as a source for acetone.

Isopropyl Lanolate, Laurate, Oleate, Palmitate, Stearate, and Isostearate. These are esters of isopropyl alcohol and various fatty acids.

Isopropyl Myristate. This synthetic chemical is used to reduce the greasy feel caused by the high oil content of other ingredients.

Ivy Extract. An extract of the climbing plant. Used for its anti-septic properties.