What Those Hard To Say Beauty Ingredients Really Mean

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Those big scientific words on the back of your beauty products mean nothing to the average person, but you must realize that those ingredients mean a lot when it comes to your health and the results that you are looking for. Below are some of the more popular terms you may find on your products and what exactly they mean.


Found in the comfrey root, allantoin is a skin soothing botanical extract. It is a skin softener and anti-irritanat. It helps to restore the soft and supple feeling of the skin, as well as promote cell regeneration. Most cosmetics have a synthetic (lab made) version of allantoin that is just as effective as the natural version.

Retinyl Palmitate 

Otherwise referred to as vitamin A, this is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates cellular turnover and slowed collagen breakdown. It’s an ingredient perfect for anti-aging products that promise to fight off wrinkles.