Ingredient Glossary

Our priority has been to use quality ingredients that are sourced ethically, safe to use and spoken of with complete transparency. Foxtale’s research and formulation team have been on the hunt around the globe for ingredients that deliver nothing but the best. Apart from India, a lot of our ingredients are sourced from the United States and parts of Europe.

We believe that you should be aware of every single ingredient we use when you make the decision to apply our products. And so, we created a comprehensive glossary of all our ingredients for you!

A

Aqua

Derived from: Water

Use: Solvent and stabilizer

Found in: The Daily Duet , C For Yourself , Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp SPF

Acrylates Copolymer

Derived from: Synthetic formulation of Acrylic Acid, Methacrylic Acid and one of their esters

Use: It forms a film that brings water resistance to products.

Found in: The Daily Duet

Acryloyldimethyltaurate

Derived from: Synthetic Polymer

Use: Thickener, emulsifier and texture enhancer

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

B

Behenyl Alcohol

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Non drying fatty alcohol used as a thickening agent, binds oil and water

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Bemotrizinol)

Derived from: Organic Compound

Use: A broad spectrum absorber, protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Butylene Glycol

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Adds softness to skin’s texture, retains moisture and helps moisture penetrate through the skin better

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

C

C 15-19 Alkane

Derived from: Mineral Oils; Paraffin

Use: Solvent that helps improve skin texture and softens skin

Found in: C For Yourself

C12 - 15 Alkyl Benzoate

Derived from: Benzoic Acid

Use: Emollient that keeps skin supple, reduces water loss from skin, sometimes boosts SPF

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Carbomer

Derived from: Synthetic from Acrylic Acid

Use: Thickening agent that makes the texture of products silky and smooth

Found in: The Daily Duet , Ceramide Supercream

Ceramides (NP, AP, EOP, Phytosphingosine)

Derived from: Plants (wheat germ)

Use: Make skin soft, supple, even textured and help calm sensitivity and inflammation

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Ceteareth - 20

Derived from: Cetearyl Alcohol

Use: A fatty alcohol and emulsifier that thickens a product and keeps mixtures stable

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Cetearyl Alcohol

Derived from: Synthetic; Fatty Alcohol from Coconut Oil

Use: Non-drying, fatty alcohol with smoothening and emollient benefits

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Cetyl Palmitate

Derived from: Ester of Cetyl Alcohol and Palmitic Acid

Use: Conditions the skin and prevents loss of water

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Cholesterol

Derived from: Plants

Use: Stabilizer and emollient helps skin replenish moisture and maintain lipid composition

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Chondrus Crispus Extract

Derived from: Red Algae

Use: Antioxidant, moisturizing, cleansing, helps calm redness and flare ups

Found in: The Daily Duet

Chrysin

Derived from: Mint; Blue Passion Flower

Use: Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Citric Acid

Derived from: Citrus Fruits

Use: Adjusts the skin’s pH, mildly exfoliates

Found in: The Daily Duet

Coco Glucoside

Derived from: Coconut

Use: It is a powerful, naturally derived and gentle cleanser

Found in: The Daily Duet

Cyclopentasiloxane

Derived from: Silicone

Use: Enhances the smoothness, ensures even spread on surface, helps product absorb without feeling greasy

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

D

Decyl Glucoside

Derived from: Coconut and/or Palm oil

Use: Surfactant that allows oil and water to mix. Usually for people with sensitive skin.

Found in: The Daily Duet , Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Dicaprylyl Carbonate

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: An emollient that also helps increase absorption of ingredients in a product

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , C For Yourself

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

Derived from: Organic Compound

Use: Chemical sunscreen agent, absorbs UVA light (wavelengths 320-400nm)

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Dimethicone

Derived from: Silicone

Use: Emollient provides silky feel, provides natural hydration without feeling heavy

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Derived from: Silicones

Use: Stabilizes and thickens formulas

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Dimethiconol

Derived from: Silicones

Use: Emollient, forms a film that makes skin look glossy and smooth

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer

Derived from: Synthetic Polymer

Use: Stabilizer, forms a film on the skin, controls the viscosity of a product

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Disodium EDTA

Derived from: Synthetic from Ethylenediamine, Formaldehyde and Sodium Cyanide

Use: Chelating agent, prevents metal ions from binding, controls pH, controls texture, prevents product from becoming ineffective

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Disodium Phosphate

Derived from: Inorganic Salt Compound

Use: Helps regulate pH of product, prevents decay

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

E

Ethylene Glycol Distearate

Derived from: Synthetic diester of Stearic Acid and Ethylene Glycol

Use: Conditioning agent that also helps thicken a product’s consistency

Found in: The Daily Duet

Ethylhexyl MethoxyCinnamate

Derived from: Organic Compound

Use: Chemical sunscreen agent, absorbs UVB light (wavelengths 280-320nm)

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Ethylhexyl Triazone

Derived from: Organic Compound

Use: Helps absorbs UVB rays

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Ethylhexylglycerin

Derived from: Synthetic condensation between Glycerin and 2-ethylhexanol

Use: Softens the skin and has mild humectant benefits

Found in: The Daily Duet , Ceramide Supercream , C For Yourself , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

G

Glycerin

Derived from: Coconut; Palm Oil; Soy Oil

Use: It is a humectant and so helps the skin retain moisture

Found in: The Daily Duet , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Glyceryl Glucoside

Derived from: Glycerol and Glucose

Use: Humectant, prevents transepidermal water loss, moisturising

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Glyceryl Monostearate

Derived from: Glycerol Ester of Stearic Acid

Use: Emulsifier, makes texture creamier, soothes skin

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Glyceryl Oleate

Derived from: Synthetic ester of Glycerin and Oleic Acid (Olive oil or Palm oil)

Use: Co-emulsifier that helps to thicken cleansing products. Also an emollient that adds smoothening effect

Found in: The Daily Duet

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

Derived from: Glycerin, Stearic Acid and Citric Acid

Use: Emulsifier and emollient

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

H

Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate

Derived from: Synthetic mixture of esters produced by Ofethylhexanol and Hydrogenated Olive Oil

Use: An occlusive that forms a film over the skin, makes it supple and strengthens the epidermal layer

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables

Derived from: Olive Oil

Use: An emollient that conditions the skin and nourishes it

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Hexylene Glycol

Derived from: Synthetic from Acetone then Diacetone Alcohol

Use: Solvent, decreases viscosity

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Hydroxyproline

Derived from: Primary Amino Acid in Collagen

Use: Helps collagen and elastin production and decreases fine lines and wrinkles. It also moisturizes and improves penetration of other anti-ageing ingredients

Found in: The Daily Duet

I

Isohexadecane

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Skin conditioner and emollient

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Isopropyl Myristate

Derived from: Synthetic; Palm Oil

Use: Emollient and texture enhancer. It can also improve absorption

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

L

L-Ascorbic Acid

Derived from: Synthetic; Citrus or Vitamin

Use: An antioxidant, skin brightening and anti-ageing. It fights discoloration, sun damage and repairs lines, wrinkles and dullness

Found in: C For Yourself

L-Proline

Derived from: Primary Amino Acid in Collagen

Use: Anti-ageing ingredient that increases skin elasticity, collagen production and skin repair

Found in: The Daily Duet

N

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Derived from: Naturally derived from Nicotinic Acid (Yeast; Cereals)

Use: Hydrates skin, increases elasticity, lessens hyperpigmentation, lessens redness and irritation

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

O

Octenidine HCl (dihydrochloride)

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Surfactant with antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties that prevent growth of bacteria or infection causing agents

Found in: The Daily Duet , Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Octyldodecanol

Derived from: Synthetic; Coconut Oil

Use: Enhances texture and keeps formulas mixed well

Found in:C For Yourself

Octyldodecyl Xyloside

Derived from: Octyldodecanol and Xyloside (sugar)

Use: Emollient, enhances stability of formula

Found in: C For Yourself

Octocrylene

Derived from: Organic Compound

Use: Protects the skin from UVB rays and UVA rays

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Olive Oil PEG 7 Ester

Derived from: Olive oil

Use: Emollient, emulsifier and mild cleansing agent (secondary to primary cleansing agent)

Found in: The Daily Duet

P

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

Derived from: Glycine, Glutamine, Proline, Arginine

Use: Lessens acne scars and pigmentation, long term anti-ageing benefits

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Panthenol

Derived from: Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Use: Extremely hydrating and moisturizing. It can also reduce redness and sensitivity and repair the skin barrier

Found in: The Daily Duet , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate

Derived from: Coconut oil, Glycerin

Use: It is an emulsifying agent with conditioning and softening properties.

Found in: The Daily Duet

PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate

Derived from: Synthetic; Polyethylene glycol diester of Polyhydroxystearic Acid

Use: Emulsifier and surfactant, helps oil and water to mix

Found in: C For Yourself

Pentylene Glycol

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Hydrating, solvent and enhances the texture

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Phenoxyethanol

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Stabilizes formulas and prevents growth of fungi, bacteria or yeast

Found in: The Daily Duet , Ceramide Supercream , C For Yourself , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Phenyl Trimethicone

Derived from: Silicones

Use: Occlusive and smoothening agent, adds silky texture to products, better than most silicone due to high viscosity

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Polyacrylate 13

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Creates a film and thickens formula

Found in:C For Yourself

Polyisobutene

Derived from: Synthetic; Petroleum Oil

Use: Thickening agent that creates a film

Found in: C For Yourself

Polymethylsilsesquioxane

Derived from: Silicones

Use: Moisturises and conditions the skin

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Polysilicone - 11

Derived from: Silicone

Use: Helps form a protective layer to retain moisture in the skin

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Polysorbate 20

Derived from: Coconuts

Use: Mild cleansing agent

Found in: C For Yourself

Polysorbate 60

Derived from: Ethoxylated Compound

Use: Emulsifies oil and water

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Propylene Glycol (1, 2 Propanediol)

Derived from: Synthetic from Petroleum

Use: Humectant, helps actives absorb faster

Found in: C For Yourself

R

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract

Derived from: Rosemary

Use: Potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

S

Sodium Acrylate

Derived from: Synthetic Metal Salt of Sodium and Acrylic Acid

Use: Thickener that can absorb and hold molecules

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

Derived from: Coconut oil

Use: Surfactant that allows oil and water to mix. Helps create foam and cleanse.

Found in: The Daily Duet

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Derived from: Coconuts

Use: It is a very gentle surfactant and emulsifier, allowing water and oil to mix and cleanse effectively

Found in: The Daily Duet

Sodium Hyaluronate

Derived from: Salt form of Hyaluronic Acid

Use: Absorbs into the skin faster than HA, helps skin maintain the water balance, replenishes and moisturizes effectively

Found in: The Daily Duet

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer

Derived from: Hyaluronic Acid

Use: Attracts moisture to cells continuously, providing long term hydration to the skin

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Sodium Hydroxide

Derived from: Sodium (brine); Synthetic

Use: Helps stabilize the pH of a formula

Found in:Ceramide Supercream

Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate

Derived from: Lactic Acid esterified with Lauric Acid

Use: Emollient and Surfactant helps remove oil from skin, adds moisture and improves the consistency of formulas

Found in:Ceramide Supercream

Sodium PCA

Derived from: Oils; Plants; Fruits (Also a natural component in the skin)

Use: Extreme hydration and skin replenishment

Found in: The Daily Duet

Sodium Phytate

Derived from: Sodium Salt of Phytic Acid

Use: Chelating (stops metals from binding to water), helps stabilize formulas

Found in: The Daily Duet , Ceramide Supercream , C For Yourself

Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Controls stability of shelf life and efficacy

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

Sorbitan Oleate

Derived from: Oleic Acid (Olive Oil) and Sorbitol

Use: Emulsifier and cleaning agent

Found in:Ceramide Supercream

Sorbitan Palmitate

Derived from: Palm Oil and Sorbitol

Use: A surfactant and an emulsifier

Found in: Ceramide Supercream

T

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Derived from: Soy, Palm, Sunflower, Corn, Sunflower; Synthetic

Use: Oil soluble antioxidant that protects the skin from pollution and environmental damage

Found in: C For Yourself , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Tocopheryl Acetate

Derived from: Synthetic version of Vitamin E

Use: Moisturising, antioxidant

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Triethanolamine

Derived from: Synthetic

Use: Helps balance the pH and acts as a cleansing/ emulsifying agent

Found in: The Daily Duet

Tris-Biphenyl Triazine

Derived from: Chemical Compound

Use: The most effective UVA/UVB filter known in cosmetics, covers the whole UV spectrum

Found in: CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

X

Xanthan Gum

Derived from: Fermentation of Sugar

Use: Used as a thickening agent and helps stabilize formulas

Found in: Ceramide Supercream , CoverUp Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

1

1, 3-Propanediol

Derived from: Corn sugar

Use: Non irritating and increases hydration. It also helps foam become creamier

Found in: The Daily Duet

Terms

Emollient: Softens or smooths the skin

Surfactant: Lower the surface tension of a liquid, allowing oil and grease to be separated from a surface and cleansing it

Emulsifier: Ingredients that allow oil and water to mix

Occlusive: Moisturising agents that form a barrier on the skin’s surface, preventing loss of water and maintaining pH

Chelating: Ingredients that bind with metal ions in a formula and ensure stability and efficacy

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