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- A concentrated alcohol soluble aromatic base. Separated from the fatty acids and waxes in a concrete using alcohol and vacuum distillation.
- Aleppo Soap
- A hot processed, olive oil based soap made in Aleppo, Syria as early as 1300.
- Almond Oil
- Obtained from the nuts, almond oil is used in skin care preparations as an emollient or as a carrier oil.
- Aloe Vera
- The juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant are used in cosmetics for its soothing and healing properties.
- A liquid or a compound that does not contain water.
- Prevents or retards the reaction of a substance with oxygen. Inhibits oxidation, the damage from free radicals.
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Derived from the seeds, used in skin care preparations for its moisturizing properties.
- The use of fragrance or essences from plants to alter a person's mental or emotional well being.
- Having a strong fragrance or odor.
- Ascorbic Acid
- Vitamin C.
- Constricts or tightens the skin, used in facial preparations, also removes oils from the skin.
- Avocado Oil
- Obtained from the pulp of the fruit, avocado oil is high in unsaponifiables. Used in cosmetics and skin care preparations for its moisturizing and nourishing properties.
- Awapuhi Kuahiwi
- Hawaiian wild pinecone ginger or shampoo ginger. The thick, sudsy juice squeezed from the mature flower heads is used as a shampoo or hair conditioner.
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