Cosmetics Ingredients Database

There are many ingredients approved for use in the manufacture of safe skin care products. They all serve different purposes and are used in different ways. Here are some of them below.


                     Ingredients for Cosmetic Products

Coconut Oil:     It is found to be effective for protecting the skin and it makes the product

                             Smell nice.

 Tea Tree Oil:     It is a well-tolerated ingredient and works well as a natural anti-fungal  


 Grape Seed Oil: It helps to retain the skin moisture.

 Rose Water:       Rose water contains a lot of vitamins to nourish the skin.


 Argon Oil:             Is rich with vitamin E and is effective in enhancing the elasticity of the skin.  

 Apple Cider Vinegar: it’s really effective as a cleanser and for treating acne thanks to its                                                          natural exfoliating properties

 Avocado Oil:     It’s also used as an anti-inflammatory for skins diseases and as a protective   agent.

 Lavender Oil:     Besides its lovely fragrance it can be used to soothe sunburn and insect bites.      

 Olive Oil:         Is very effective as a moisturizer and it can also be used to treat minor skin problems like acne.

 Primrose Oil: It helps smooth and hydrate dry and rough skin

 Rose Hip Oil: used for treating and strengthening dry, irritated and weathered skin, burns and reducing the signs of aging.

 Sunflower Oil: It helps preserve the outermost layer of the skin as well as improve hydration.

 Turmeric:   It is antioxidant used to treat a variety of skin problems like acne, wounds, burns and eczema

 Shea Butter: It is used to treat all types of skin disorders, it’s overall quite effective for moisturizing dry skin and protecting it.

 Rosemary Oil: used as a photo-therapeutic agent for healing wounds. It can also be used as a natural preservative to prevent other ingredients in cosmetic and skincare products.

 Jojoba Oil:   it’s easily absorbed into the skin and is effective as a moisturizing and balancing agent for the skin’s natural oils, without clogging pores.

 Hemp Seed Oil: it helps to maintain the skin’s natural functions and preserves the upper layer of the skin.

 Cedarwood Oil: Besides its use as a fragrance, it helps treats acne, eczema and skin eruptions.

 Aloe Vera: it’s most well-known for its anti-inflammation and healing properties for sunburn and wounds. it’s also been used as an antifungal and anti-parasitic treatment.

 Neroli Oil: it is applied topically to improve the skin’s elasticity, preventing the development of stretch marks, along with reducing acne due to its anti-bacterial features.

 Patchouli: Besides being used in perfumes and soaps, the essential oil can be applied topically to soothe inflammation in infections.

 Violet Leaf: Commonly used in perfumes but it can also be applied to the skin for various results. Ideal for sensitive skin, it can soothe and comfort itchy, rash-prone skin.

 Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a fantastic antioxidant, naturally reducing acne, blisters and insect bites.

 Ylang Ylang Oil: Ylang-ylang essential oil is notable for both reducing inflammation and regulates the sebum production in skin infections. It is also a great oil to massage into the scalp to keep the skin moisturized and the hair looking healthy.

 Almond Oil: Especially good for eczema. Helps relieve itching, soreness, dryness and inflammation. It is a wonderful massage oil and protectant.

 Castor Oil: It is very soothing and lubricating to the skin and acts as a humectant attracting moisture to the skin.

 Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter softens and lubricates the skin reducing cutaneous dryness and improving skin flexibility. It also has water-repellent properties and is useful in sunscreen products.

 Jasmine Oil: When added to skin care and cosmetic preparations, Jasmine essential oil soothes dry, sensitive skin, heals dermatitis, and wrinkled skin. It is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.

 Peppermint Oil: its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic cleansing properties make it the ideal for oily, acne-prone skin, blackheads and breakouts, though it is wonderfully toning and cleansing for all skin types.

 Lemongrass Oil: Good for oily, acne-prone skin. It makes an excellent addition to deodorants and skin care products.

 Kaolin Clay: Suitable for sensitive or dry skin. Helps stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating and cleansing.

Coconut oil, a cooking oil, with medical and industrial applications as well. Extracted from the kernel or meat of the fruit of the coconut palm.

Cottonseed oil, used as a salad and cooking oil, both domestically and industrially

Olive oil, used in cooking, cosmetics, soaps.

Palm oil, the most widely produced tropical oil.

Rapeseed oil, most widely used cooking oils.

Safflower oil,

Sunflower oil, a common cooking oil, also used to make biodiesel


Hazelnuts from the Common Hazel, used to make Hazelnut oil


Almond oil, used as an edible oil, but primarily in the manufacture of cosmetics.

Brazil nut oil contains 75% unsaturated fatty acids composed mainly of oleic and linolenic acids, as well as the phytosterol, beta-sitosterol,[20] and fat-soluble vitamin E.

Cashew oil, somewhat comparable to olive oil. May have value for fighting dental cavities.

Hazelnut oil, mainly used for its flavour. Also used in skin care, because of its slight astringent nature.

Macadamia oil, with a mild nutty flavour, a and a high smoke point.

Mongongo nut oil (or manketti oil), High in vitamin E. Also used in skin care


Grapefruit seed oil,

Lemon oil, similar in fragrance to the fruit. One of a small number of cold pressed essential oils

Orange oil, like lemon oil, cold pressed rather than distilled

The fruit of the sea-buckthorn


Watermelon seed oil, extracted from the seeds of Citrullus vulgaris, is used in cooking in West Africa.

Pumpkin seed oil, a specialty cooking oil, produced in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Used mostly in salad dressings.

Watermelon seed oil, pressed from the seeds of Citrullus vulgaris. Traditionally used in cooking in West Africa.