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Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract

What Is It?

Equisetum Arvense Extract is the extract of the whole herb Equisetum arvense. Leaf extract (Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract) and leaf powder (Equisetum Arvense Leaf Powder) made from this plant may also be used as ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. Equisetum arvense is also known as common horsetail, field horsetail or shave grass. In cosmetics and personal care products, ingredients made from Equisetum arvense may be used in the formulation of many types of products including aftershave lotions, bath products, cleansing products, fragrance products, eye makeup, makeup, hair care products, skin care products and suntan products.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?

The ingredients made from Equisetum arvense function as skin conditioning agents - miscellaneous.

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Ethylhexylglycerin

What Is It?

Ethylhexylglycerin is an alkyl glyceryl ether. This means that the ethylhexyl group is bound to glycerin at one end by an ether linkage. Although they are also alkyl glyceryl ethers, Batyl Alcohol and Chimyl Alcohol (may also be called Cetyl Glyceryl Ether) have traditionally been used as cosmetic labeling names for these alkyl glyceryl ethers. Glyceryl Lauryl Ether and Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether are also alkyl glyceryl ethers that may be used in cosmetic products.

Despite the different types of names for these ingredients, they all consist of an alkyl group bound to glycerin by an ether linkage. Ethylhexylglycerin and the other alkyl glyceryl ether ingredients may be used in bath products, body and hand products, cleansing products, deodorants, eye makeup, foundations, hair care products and suntan products.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?

The following functions have been reported for the alkyl glyceryl ether ingredients:

  • Deodorant agent -- Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Emulsion stabilizer -- Batyl Alcohol

  • Skin-conditioning agent -- emollient -- Chimyl Alcohol, Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether

  • Skin-conditioning agent -- miscellaneous -- Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Skin-conditioning agent -- occlusive -- Batyl Alcohol

  • Surfactants -- emulsifying agent --Glyceryl Lauryl Ether

In cosmetic products, Ethylhexylglycerin has also been reported to enhance the function of some preservatives.

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Eugenol

What Is It?

Eugenol is a clear to pale yellow liquid that has a spicy clove-like aroma. Eugenol, a naturally occurring substance found in many plants, is used to make fragrances and flavors. In cosmetics and personal care products, Eugenol is used in the formulation of aftershave lotions, bath products, bubble baths, fragrances, hair care products, moisturizers, shampoos and skin care products.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?

Eugenol functions as a fragrance ingredient and as a denaturant.

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