Non-medicinal Ingredients GLOSSARY

Beyond the active ingredients in a given formula, it is also important to pay attention to the non-medicinals in order to fully appreciate the purity and safety of a product. Although all ingredients have medicinal properties when present in therapeutic doses, when they are used as excipients, they perform an entirely different function, helping to support the solubility and stability of the product, as well as helping to extend the shelf-life.
The following is a list of the non-medicinal ingredients used in the Léo et Lili formulas. All are natural sourced, are present in the lowest doses necessary to guarantee freshness and 100% safe.

Aqua

Water

Sodium Benzoate

the sodium salt of benzoic acid.

Occurs naturally, along with benzoic acid and its esters, in many foods.

Acts as a food grade preservative (.3%)

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Revitalizes and softens skin.

Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/ Leaf/Vine Extract

Also known as balloon vine.

100% natural plant extract to prevent and relieve dryness.

Citric Acid

100% natural extract sourced from citrus fruits. Used to protect and preserve the active ingredients.

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

Mixture of coconut alcohol esters, caprylic acid, and capric acid.

Used as an emollient and skinconditioning agent.

Glycerin

100% natural plant sourced.

A natural by-product of vegetable oil.

Helps maintain and preserve moisture and helps the active ingredients penetrate the skin.

Also has potent moisturizing properties for dry, cracked and chapped skin.

Xanthan Gum

100% natural plant sourced ingredient.

Natural thickener – helps thicken a product’s consistency.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

high in vitamin E, beta carotene and vitamins A, C, E and D, and omega 6 fatty acids.

Potent natural moisturizer.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiable

100% natural sunflower oil.

A polyunsaturated oil rich in the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acid.

Nourishing, hydrating and softening properties.

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

100% plant source – helps prolong shelf life and prevents oxidation.

Sodium Hyaluronate

100% natural-sourced hyaluronic acid salt.

Glycosaminoglycans are naturally present in human connective tissue.

Hydrates and lubrifies tissues.

Octyldodecanol

natural sourced fatty alcohol complex used as an emollient and lubricant.

 

Sorbitan Oleate

a monoester of oleic acid (a source of omegas), and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol (sugar).

Used as a humectant and emulsifier.

 

Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides

derived from 100% plant-based source – act as emulsifiers, skinconditioning agents and emollients.

 

Persea Gratissima Oil

100% natural avocado oil. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, phytosterols and carotenoids.

Skin moisturizer with potent regenerative properties.

 

Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil

rich in polyphenols; natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) including Omega 3, 6 and 9. Skin moisturizer, improves skin elasticity.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

100% plant extract. Skin conditioner; calms skin.

 

Potassium Sorbate

sorbic acid salt – synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide.

Acts as a preservative. (.2%)

Tocopherol

vitamin E – potent moisturizer, antioxidant and skin softener.