Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What is INCI?

Hey Y'all!!

I hope this post finds you doing well. Spring is in the air and it's also part of a song that is now stuck in my head. Unfortunately, I am suffering from 'lyricosis' and all I can do is hum it.

What is INCI? It sounds like it could be a new show that is part of NCIS, CSI or a new Law & Order. No, it is none of those. It stands for the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. INCI is a system of names for ingredients based on the scientific names and other English and Latin words and it is how ingredients are listed on labels as required by the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C) and Cosmetics Regulations.

Some examples of INCI found in Cactus & Ivy spa, bath and body products are below. To see a full list of ingredients found in Cactus & Ivy products, visit our ingredients page.

Avocado Oil - INCI: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Cranberry Seed Oil - INCI: Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil
Pink Grapefruit Oil - INCI: Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Oil

Shea Butter - INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit

Need help finding out what a particular ingredient is? Visit
Cosmetics Info for more information.

Thanks for stopping by y'all and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Cactus & Ivy
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