13 07, 2018



3-BC What is it? "3-Benzylidene camphor (3-BC) is a mixture of several isomeric chemical compounds. The mixture was formerly used in cosmetics as a component (UV filter) of sunscreens. 3-BC can act like a hormone, as shown in cell tests and animal experiments, and

13 07, 2018



4-MBC What is it? "Enzacamene (INN; also known as 4-methylbenzylidene camphor or 4-MBC) is an organic camphor derivative that is used in the cosmetic industry for its ability to protect the skin against UV, specifically UV B radiation." - Wikipedia What are

28 05, 2018



PHTHALATES What is it? "Phthalates or phthalate esters, are esters of phthalic acid and are mainly used as plasticizers (substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity)." - Wikipedia What are the effects? This substance belongs to the groups:

11 04, 2018

Phenolic benzotriazoles


PHENOLIC BENZOTRIAZOLES What is it? Phenolic benzotriazoles is a class of compounds, with the chemical formula C12H9N3O, that mainly functions as ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers and UV light absorbers. The compounds of this class are structurally very similar and some of the most common

11 04, 2018

Vitamin A


Retinol / Vitamin A What is Retinol / Vitamin A? “Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids (most notably beta-carotene).” – Wikipedia Vitamin A / Retinol dangers This substance belongs to

11 04, 2018

Azo dyes


AZO DYES What are azo dyes? "Azo dyes are organic compounds bearing the functional group R−N=N−R′, in which R and R′ are usually aryl. They are a commercially important family of azo compounds, i.e. compounds containing the linkage C-N=N-C.[1] Azo dyes are widely used to treat

27 03, 2018



PLACENTA What is it? "The placenta is an organ which links the fetus to the mother in mammals for the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and fetal waste products to the mother... Human and animal placentas are also used as a

26 03, 2018

Bee derived


BEE DERIVED What is it? Some of the most common bee derived ingredients are bee pollen, beeswax, honey, propolis, and royal jelly. Find links to pages about them and other bee products on this Wikipedia page. What are the effects?

28 11, 2017



QUATERNIUM-15 What is it? "Quaternium-15 (systematic name: hexamethylenetetramine chloroallyl chloride) is a quaternary ammonium salt ... Chemical formula C9H16Cl2N4.." - Wikipedia What are the effects? This substance belongs to the groups:

7 11, 2017

Boric acid


BORIC ACID What is it? “Boric acid, also called hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum, is a weak, monobasic Lewis acid of boron often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds. It