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ABRASIVE
 
en:definition:Removes materials from various body surfaces or aids mechanical tooth cleaning or improves gloss
 
ABSORBENT
 
en:definition:Takes up water- and/or oil-soluble dissolved or finely dispersed substances
 
ANTICAKING
 
en:definition:Allows free flow of solid particles and thus avoids agglomeration of powdered cosmetics into lumps or hard masses
 
ANTICORROSIVE
 
en:definition:Prevents corrosion of the packaging
 
ANTIDANDRUFF
 
en:definition:Helps control dandruff
 
ANTIFOAMING
 
en:definition:Suppresses foam during manufacturing or reduces the tendency of finished products to generate foam
 
ANTIMICROBIAL
 
en:definition:Helps control the growth of micro-organisms on the skin
 
ANTIOXIDANT
 
en:definition:Inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen, thus avoiding oxidation and rancidity
 
ANTIPERSPIRANT
 
en:definition:Reduces perspiration
 
ANTIPLAQUE
 
en:definition:Helps protect against plaque
 
ANTISEBORRHOEIC
 
en:definition:Helps control sebum production
 
ANTISTATIC
 
en:definition:Reduces static electricity by neutralising electrical charge on a surface
 
ASTRINGENT
 
en:definition:Contracts the skin
 
BINDING
 
en:definition:Provides cohesion in cosmetics
 
BLEACHING
 
en:definition:Lightens the shade of hair or skin
 
BUFFERING
 
en:definition:Stabilises the pH of cosmetics
 
BULKING
 
en:definition:Reduces bulk density of cosmetics
 
CHELATING
 
en:definition:Reacts and forms complexes with metal ions which could affect the stability and/or appearance of cosmetics
 
CLEANSING
 
en:definition:Helps to keep the body surface clean
 
COSMETIC COLORANT
 
en:definition:Colours cosmetics and/or imparts colour to the skin and/or its appendages. All colours listed are substances on the positive list of colorants (Annex IV of the Cosmetics Directive)
 
DENATURANT
 
en:definition:Renders cosmetics unpalatable. Mostly added to cosmetics containing ethyl alcohol
 
DEODORANT
 
en:definition:Reduces or masks unpleasant body odours
 
DEPILATORY
 
en:definition:Removes unwanted body hair
 
DETANGLING
 
en:definition:Reduces or eliminates hair intertwining due to hair surface alteration or damage and, thus, helps combing
 
EMOLLIENT
 
en:definition:Softens and smooths the skin
 
EMULSIFYING
 
en:definition:Promotes the formation of intimate mixtures of non-miscible liquids by altering the interfacial tension
 
EMULSION STABILISING
 
en:definition:Helps the process of emulsification and improves emulsion stability and shelf-life
 
FILM FORMING
 
en:definition:Produces, upon application, a continuous film on skin, hair or nails
 
FLAVOURING
 
en:definition:Gives flavour to the cosmetic product
 
FOAM BOOSTING
 
en:definition:Improves the quality of the foam produced by a system by increasing one or more of the following properties: volume, texture and/or stability
 
FOAMING
 
en:definition:Traps numerous small bubbles of air or other gas within a small volume of liquid by modifying the surface tension of the liquid
 
GEL FORMING
 
en:definition:Gives the consistency of a gel (a semi-solid preparation with some elasticity) to a liquid preparation
 
HAIR CONDITIONING
 
en:definition:Leaves the hair easy to comb, supple, soft and shiny and/or imparts volume, lightness, gloss, etc.
 
HAIR DYEING
 
en:definition:Colours hair
 
HAIR FIXING
 
en:definition:Permits physical control of hair style
 
HAIR WAVING OR STRAIGHTENING
 
en:definition:Modifies the chemical structure of the hair, allowing it to be set in the style required
 
HUMECTANT
 
en:definition:Holds and retains moisture
 
HYDROTROPE
 
en:definition:Enhances the solubility of substance which is only slightly soluble in water
 
KERATOLYTIC
 
en:definition:Helps eliminate the dead cells of the stratum corneum
 
MASKING
 
en:definition:Reduces or inhibits the basic odour or taste of the product
 
MOISTURISING
 
en:definition:Increases the water content of the skin and helps keep it soft and smooth
 
NAIL CONDITIONING
 
en:definition:Improves the cosmetic characteristics of the nail
 
NOT REPORTED
 
en:definition:NOT REPORTED
 
OPACIFYING
 
en:definition:Reduces transparency or translucency of cosmetics
 
ORAL CARE
 
en:definition:Provides cosmetic effects to the oral cavity, e.g. cleansing, deodorising, protecting
 
OXIDISING
 
en:definition:Changes the chemical nature of another substance by adding oxygen or removing hydrogen
 
PEARLESCENT
 
en:definition:Imparts a nacreous appearance to cosmetics
 
PERFUMING
 
en:definition:Used for perfume and aromatic raw materials (Section II)
 
PLASTICISER
 
en:definition:Softens and makes supple another substance that otherwise could not be easily deformed, spread or worked out
 
PRESERVATIVE
 
en:definition:Inhibits primarily the development of micro-organisms in cosmetics. All preservatives listed are substances on the positive list of preservatives (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Directive)
 
PROPELLANT
 
en:definition:Generates pressure in an aerosol pack, expelling contents when the valve is opened. Some liquefied propellants can act as solvents
 
REDUCING
 
en:definition:Changes the chemical nature of another substance by adding hydrogen or removing oxygen
 
REFATTING
 
en:definition:Replenishes the lipids of the hair or of the top layers of the skin
 
REFRESHING
 
en:definition:Imparts a pleasant freshness to the skin
 
SKIN CONDITIONING
 
en:definition:Maintains the skin in good condition
 
SKIN PROTECTING
 
en:definition:Helps to avoid harmful effects to the skin from external factors
 
SMOOTHING
 
en:definition:Seeks to achieve an even skin surface by decreasing roughness or irregularities
 
SOLVENT
 
en:definition:Dissolves other substances
 
SOOTHING
 
en:definition:Helps lightening discomfort of the skin or of the scalp
 
STABILISING
 
en:definition:Improves ingredients or formulation stability and shelf-life
 
SURFACTANT
 
en:definition:Lowers the surface tension of cosmetics as well as aids the even distribution of the product when used
 
TANNING
 
en:definition:Darkens the skin with or without exposure to UV
 
TONIC
 
en:definition:Produces a feeling of well-being on skin and hair
 
UV ABSORBER
 
en:definition:Protects the cosmetic product from the effects of UV-light
 
UV FILTER
 
en:definition:Filters certain UV rays in order to protect the skin or the hair from harmful effects of these rays. All UV filters listed are substances on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VII of the Cosmetics Directive)
 
VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
 
en:definition:Increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetics
 
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