Clean & Clear Skin Care Glossary: FLAUNT BODY Ingredients A to Z

The skin all over your body can range from thick to thin, smooth to bumpy, oily to dry. Creating a body care routine can be difficult when there are hundreds of products and even more ingredients that serve different purposes. That’s why we’re going skin deep by breaking down our ingredients, labels, and treatments in FLAUNT BODY products. The ultimate skincare glossary full of body care terminology to find ingredients that work for you and your skin. 



A


Anti-bacterial: 

Compounds that interfere with the growth and reproduction of bacteria.

 


Artificial Ingredients: 

Ingredients that are synthetically derived, or not found and harvested directly from nature. There can also be artificial colors and artificial fragrances.



Astaxanthin: 

A powerful antioxidant that helps us achieve healthy, young-looking skin by protecting against free radicals and sun damage. It repairs DNA damage from cells exposed to UV radiation, which brings an additional benefit of fending off wrinkles.


B


Bio-cellulose:

A natural, eco-friendly, and biodegradable fiber that attracts and retains liquids, which is perfect for delivering nourishing ingredients to your skin. Since bio-cellulose is a super fine fiber, it allows face and body masks to adhere perfectly to skin. 



Butylene Glycol:

Conditioning agent that adds a layer of softness or improved texture to your hair or skin.


C


Caffeine:

Helps reduce inflammation and puffiness. It also tightens and brightens the skin, reducing wrinkles and visibly smoothing away cellulite on the body.


Centella Asiatica Extract:

An all-in-one favorite ingredient of FLAUNT BODY products. Helps to keep a clean surface and decreases roughness or irregularities to make the skin uniform and soothe irritation.

 

Clean Ingredients:

Natural and minimally-processed ingredients that have no additives or preservatives. 

 

Cruelty-Free:

Products or additives that have not been tested on animals and do not harm or kill animals.



E


Exfoliation:

The process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a granular or chemical product, or other physical tools. 



G



Gender-Neutral: 

Inclusive products designed for all people, regardless of their gender.



Glycerin: 

A humectant that draws moisture from the air around us and helps keep that moisture in the skin.



Glycolic Acid: 

An Alpha Hydroxy Acid that increases luminosity of the skin because it exfoliates the outermost dead layer of the skin.



H


Hair Removal: 

The process of removing unwanted hair from your face or body by shaving, waxing, plucking, threading, laser treatments, or topical creams.



Hyaluronic Acid: 

A substance that can naturally be found in the body and is responsible for helping cushion your joints, and making your skin appear more supple and smooth. HA can also be chemically synthesized and used as injectables, such as in lip fillers.



Hydration:

The process of absorbing moisture from the air and infusing your skin cells with water so it can feel more plump and bouncy, and appear more radiant. 



Hyperpigmentation:

A condition where patches of the skin are darker than the surrounding skin, resulting from excess melanin production. 



I


Ingrown Hair:

A hair that grows back into the skin after being shaved, tweezed, or waxed. Can often cause red, itchy, and bumpy skin.



J


Jojoba Esters: 

A fatty acid that provides non-greasy emolliency and is readily absorbed into the skin.



K


Kaolin (White Clay Powder):

Mild exfoliant helps polish skin and slough away dead skin cell build-up, bacteria, dirt, grime, and pollution from sitting on your skin.



L


Laser Hair Removal:

A medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and removes the unwanted hair. 


Lubricant:

A water-based, silicone-based, oil-based, or hyaluronic-based substance used topically to soothe, soften, and protect your skin from irritants. 



M


Mask:

Single-use sheets that adhere to all parts of the body and are enriched with a soothing serum to help brighten, soothe, and hydrate your skin.


Moisturizing:

The process of trapping and locking in water and liquid to build your skin’s protective barrier and maintain plumpness. 


N


Neutral pH: 

Represents the activity of hydrogen ions in a water-based solution. pH is determined by a number scale that ranges from 0 to 14, where 7 is neutral. Products with different pH levels will have different effects on the skin. 


Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): 

Vitamin that works to prevent water loss, helping to smooth out skin's texture.


Non-comedogenic:

Products that have been formulated to not cause blocked or clogged pores.



R


Razor burn:

A tender, itchiness, or burning sensation you might experience on the skin after shaving. Razor burn can also lead to small red or white bumps, also known as razor bumps.



P


Parabens:

Chemical ingredients that are often used as artificial preservatives in cosmetic products to keep them from spoiling and growing bacteria. 



Plant-based: 

Ingredients derived from plants, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and legumes.



S


Serum:

Liquid or gel-based products that deliver high concentrations of specific ingredients to the skin.



Sodium Hyaluronate:

Water-binding ingredient which hydrates and separates the skin, allowing it to retain water. 


T


Turmeric: 

An antioxidant that calms skin and helps reduce the look of acne-related redness by modulating pathways to restore a healthier, more even appearance.


V


Vegan:

Products or ingredients that are not derived from animals or animal byproducts, such as beeswax, honey, or collagen.



Z


Zinc Gluconate: 

Supports wound healing and can treat and prevent acne as well as help inhibit new acne scarring. Cleanses skin due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

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