How do I read an INCI list?
Which means INCI in cosmetics
And finally let's read the inci list
What is generally good to know.
The names in inci list are usually chemical or English names of dustn Such as TOCOPHERYL ACETATE or GLYCERIN.
The exceptions are the plants, fruits, flowers and components or extracts of which, the scientific Latin names are used. Like HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (Sunflower seed oil) or VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS SEED OIL (Bilberry kernel oil). Water and some natural ingredients are also in the inci list in Latin.
The first ingredient you find on the INCI is the most commonly used in the product (by weight). If you see water / aqua as the first ingredient - unfortunately your product consists mostly of water. Water in products is not always bad, it all depends on the use of the product. The only question is: do you want to pay for water?
If the product contains 1% or less of the raw material, the raw material may be placed in random order on the inci list stand. A good example is rose toner, which can be advertised as rose toner, but actually contains only 1% rose. Don't worry, there are other types too rose water toners, with a large amount of organic rose water.
Perfume or fragrance are the most allergenic ingredients in cosmetics. One synthetic fragrance can contain tens, sometimes even hundreds, of different chemicals - they don't need to be listed in the inci (so no one knows what they really contain). Do you want to play it safe? There are alternatives to synthetic perfumes - such as therapy quality organic essential oils.
A lot of plastic is used in cosmetics, there are micro, nano and liquid plastics - and they are all unhealthy for you and nature. Plastic is often identified by the words PEG and polyethylene. All our products are zero plastic-inside certified, so you can use all our products without any guilt
TIP: If you want to know about plastic in your cosmetics - and avoid them, you can get them for free Beat The Microbead use super app!
This blog post is just a scratch on the surface of the inci list, but we hope to have taught you something new. If you still have questions, you can always send an email - we will do our best to answer all your questions.
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