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The SpecialChem INCI Directory has been designed to help cosmetic formulators finding information on cosmetic ingredients using either the relevant INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) or CAS Number.

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AQUA (4078) 7732-18-5 SOLVENT
GLYCERIN (1715) 56-81-5 DENATURANT | HUMECTANT | SOLVENT | PERFUMING
PARFUM (1516)   DEODORANT | MASKING | PERFUMING
MICA (1189) 12001-26-2 OPACIFYING
DIMETHICONE (1034) 63148-62-9 / 9006-65-9 / 9016-00-6 ANTIFOAMING | EMOLLIENT | SKIN CONDITIONING | SKIN PROTECTING
PROPYLENE GLYCOL (1004) 57-55-6 HUMECTANT | SKIN CONDITIONING | SOLVENT | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
CI 77891 (992) 13463-67-7 COSMETIC COLORANT
PHENOXYETHANOL (943) 122-99-6 PRESERVATIVE
SILICA (714) 7631-86-9 / 112945-52-5 / 60676-86-0 ABRASIVE | ABSORBENT | ANTICAKING | BULKING | OPACIFYING | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
DISODIUM EDTA (686) 139-33-3 CHELATING | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
BUTYLENE GLYCOL (673) 107-88-0 HUMECTANT | MASKING | SKIN CONDITIONING | SOLVENT | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (660) 7695-91-2 / 58-95-7 ANTIOXIDANT | SKIN CONDITIONING
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (653) 13463-67-7 OPACIFYING | UV ABSORBER | UV FILTER
XANTHAN GUM (589) 11138-66-2 BINDING | EMULSIFYING | EMULSION STABILISING | GEL FORMING | SKIN CONDITIONING | SURFACTANT | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
ALCOHOL (589) 64-17-5 ANTIFOAMING | ANTIMICROBIAL | ASTRINGENT | MASKING | SOLVENT | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
COLLAGEN (541) 9007-34-5 HAIR CONDITIONING | MOISTURISING | SKIN CONDITIONING
CETEARYL ALCOHOL (528) 67762-27-0 / 8005-44-5 EMOLLIENT | EMULSIFYING | EMULSION STABILISING | FOAM BOOSTING | OPACIFYING | SURFACTANT | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
CITRIC ACID (526) 77-92-9 / 5949-29-1 BUFFERING | CHELATING | MASKING
METHYLPARABEN (515) 99-76-3 PRESERVATIVE
GLYCERYL STEARATE (505) 31566-31-1 EMOLLIENT | EMULSIFYING
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (499) 73398-61-5 / 65381-09-1 EMOLLIENT | MASKING | SKIN CONDITIONING | SOLVENT | PERFUMING
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE (487) 541-02-6 EMOLLIENT | HAIR CONDITIONING | SKIN CONDITIONING | SOLVENT
TOCOPHEROL (460) 1406-66-2 / 10191-41-0 / 2074-53-5 / 59-02-9 / 148-03-8 / 119-13-1 / 54-28-4 ANTIOXIDANT | MASKING | SKIN CONDITIONING
SODIUM HYDROXIDE (458) 1310-73-2 BUFFERING | DENATURANT
PROPYLPARABEN (436) 94-13-3 PRESERVATIVE | PERFUMING
CI 77491 (435) 1309-37-1 / 1345-27-3 COSMETIC COLORANT
CARBOMER (421) 9007-20-9 / 9003-01-4 / 76050-42-5 / 9062-04-8 / 9007-16-3 / 9007-17-4 EMULSION STABILISING | GEL FORMING | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
CREAM (414)   EMOLLIENT | SKIN CONDITIONING
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (409) 3088-31-1 / 9004-82-4 / 68891-38-3 / 1335-72-4 / 68585-34-2 / 91648-56-5 CLEANSING | EMULSIFYING | FOAMING | SURFACTANT
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (396) 61789-40-0 ANTISTATIC | CLEANSING | FOAM BOOSTING | HAIR CONDITIONING | SURFACTANT | VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
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