Ethanol is a solubilizer that can also be found in makeup, lotions and hair care products. It works by dissolving the ingredients of a product to help them mix together better. It also can act as a carrier or as a cleaning agent that helps dissolve soils. Ethanol is the same alcohol that's found in alcoholic beverages, but in consumer products it is used in very small amounts to make the product work better.
Agar is a gelling agent that is extracted from seaweed and is similar in texture to gelatin. It is commonly used as a food additive and can also be found in shampoos and cosmetics. In our products, it helps thicken and stabilize the ingredients so they form a stable, gel-like texture.
Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that can also be found in moisturizers, makeup and shampoo. The food-grade version of polysorbate 80 is one of the most common emulsifiers used in ice cream. It helps bind ingredients together and keep a formula from separating. In fragranced products, it also helps ensure even distribution of the fragrance. We add emulsifiers to our products where needed to ensure that our products provide the same performance use after use.
Sorbitan Oleate is an emulsifier that can also be found in moisturizers, hair-styling products and soaps. It helps bind ingredients together and keep a formula from separating. In fragranced products, it also helps ensure even distribution of the fragrance. We add emulsifiers to our products where needed to ensure that our products provide the same performance use after use.
CIT/MIT 3:1 (Methylchloroisothiazolinone & Methylisothiazolinone) is a preservative that protects a product formula from bacteria, mold and yeast in order to maintain product quality and performance. Some people raise concerns about preservatives, because a small number of individuals have allergies to them just as some people have allergies to nuts or bees. But preservatives play a very important role in food, cosmetics and household products. Without preservatives, many products would not last more than a week or two before being contaminated by bacteria, mold or yeast. So, we feel the best choice is to add preservatives in the smallest effective quantity to protect our products, but to list these preservatives in our formulas so that those with allergies in the family can make informed choices.
FD&C Blue 1染料
FD&C Blue 1 is a colorant, or dye. We add dyes to products for a variety of reasons including helping you see where you applied the product, when a product is used up, or for aesthetic reasons. This dye is available from multiple suppliers, which are responsible for its contents.