GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Bactericide is a substance that kills bacteria and, ideally, nothing else.
Cosmetic preservative prevents all micro organism growth in products. Our preservative is based on phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin. The ethylhexylglycerin affects the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms, improving the preservative activity of phenoxyethanol.
- Strong broad spectrum efficacy
- Patented, stabilized blend
- Mild, liquid blend
- Ideal solution for cosmetic hand cream
- Stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH
Deionized water, also known as demineralized water (DI water, DIW or de-ionized water), is water that has had its mineral ions removed, such as cations from sodium, calcium, iron, copper and anions such as chloride and bromide. Water is very often used as an "ingredient" in many cosmetics and pharmaceuticals where it is sometimes referred to as "aqua" on product ingredient labels; see International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. This use again owes to its lack of potential for causing undesired chemical reactions due to impurities.
Emulsifier is an agent for forming an emulsion.
Emulsion is a mixture of two or more immiscible (un-blend able) liquids. Emulsions are part of a more general class of two-phase systems of matter called colloids. Although the terms colloid and emulsion are sometimes used interchangeably, emulsion tends to imply that both the dispersed and the continuous phase are liquid. In an emulsion, one liquid (the dispersed phase) is dispersed in the other (the continuous phase). Examples of emulsions include vinaigrettes, the photo-sensitive side of photographic film, milk and cutting fluid for metal working.
Non-miscible: incapable of mixing
Occlusive means impenetrable and usually refers to an occlusive shield or film that is spread onto the skin to slow or prevent moisture evaporation. This shield or film is usually made up of materials, such as oils and waxes that cannot be penetrated by water.
Preservative is a substance added to protect, prevent or retard decay, discoloration or spoilage of a substance during storage or use.
Surfactant is a wetting agents that lowers the surface tension of a liquid, allowing easier spreading.
Virus- according to Webster dictionary-- any of a large group of submicroscopic infectious agents that are usually regarded as nonliving extremely complex molecules, that typically contain a protein coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic material but no semipermeable membrane, that are capable of growth and multiplication only in living cells, and that cause various important diseases in humans, animals, and plants