Glossary - O

Glossary - O


Oat Beta Glucan

- See Beta Glucan.


Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract

- Skin conditioning agent.


Octadecyl Glucoside

- Moisturizes skin. Emollient.


Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate)

- A widely used sun screen which absorbs UVB rays as well as protecting against UV light induced DNA alterations.


Octisalate (Ethylhexyl Salicylate)

- A safe UVB absorbing sunscreen, generally used in combination with other UV filters.



- An emollient, water-resistant molecule that helps protect skin from UVA and UVB.


Octyl Stearate

- A lipid that provides a barrier between skin and the elements.


Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil

- Contains vitamins and gamma linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid known to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase permeability and flexibility in cell membranes.


Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil

- Softens and moisturizes skin. Reduces scarring. Soothes and lubricates skin.


Oleth-3 Phosphate

- A complex mixture of esters used as a surfactant.


Olivem (Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate)

- Is a combination of fatty acids that restore and aintain the integrity of the skin barrier.


Orange Oil

- Soothing, hydrating, calming oil that reduces irritation.


Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract

- Soothes and softens the skin. Helps to calm inflamed and infected, acneic skin.