Lysolecithin Efficient natural emulsifier. Offers a soft skin.
Luffa cylindrica A natural exfoliator.
Linalool Linalool is a naturally-occurring terpene alcohol chemical found in many flowers and spice plants with many commercial applications, the majority of which are based on its pleasant scent (floral, with a touch of spiciness). Over 200 species of plants produce linalool, mainly from the families Lamiaceae (mints, scented herbs), Lauraceae (laurels, cinnamon, rosewood) and […]
Limonene*** The main odor constituent of citrus. It is used to give a lemon-orange fragrance.
Limonene The main odor constituent of citrus. It is used to give a lemon-orange fragrance.
Lecithin Lecithin is an emulsifying substance that is found in the cells of all living organisms. The French scientist Maurice Gobley discovered lecithin in 1805 and named it “lekithos” after the Greek word for “egg yolk.” Until it was recovered from the waste products of soybean processing in the 1930s, eggs were the primary source […]
Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil* A natural essential oil with mild antiseptic properties.
Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil** Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. It has been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. In modern times, lavender is cultivated around the world and the fragrant oils of its flowers are used in aromatherapy, baked goods, candles, cosmetics, detergents, jellies, massage oils, perfumes, powders, […]
Lauryl Glucoside Lauryl glucoside is a surfactant used in cosmetics. It is a glycoside produced from glucose and lauryl alcohol.
Laurus Nobilis (Laurel) Leaf Oil** Laurus nobilis, is a culinary herb often used to flavor soups, and stews in Mediterranean Cuisine. An infused oil of bay has a long history of use as a pain reliever for arthritic aches and pains, lower back pain, earaches, and sore muscles and sprains. In the Mediterranean countries, the […]
Lactic Acid Lactic acid, also known as milk acid, is a chemical compound that plays a role in various biochemical processes and was first isolated in 1780 by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Lactic acid is a carboxylic acid with the chemical formula C3H6O3. It has a hydroxyl group adjacent to the carboxyl group, […]