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Behind the label – What is it?


Neal’s Yard Remedies, Peacemarsh, UK-SP8 4EU, Gillimgham, Dorset,
United Kingdom

What is it?

The ingredient list, or INCI list, can be a real goldmine for those skilled in the art:
understanding what other Formulators use when developing a cosmetic product
is an interesting part of our job. It is educational as well as insightful.


To be effective, men’s products should be specifically designed to meet the particular needs of this segment of consumers, both in terms of skin type and texture.
Men have a naturally thicker and oilier skin than women, therefore light and easy-to-absorb moisturisers are particularly suitable.
The choice of ingredients reflects this.
The product is an oil-in-water emulsion featuring few yet well selected ingredients.
It has been stabilised by a combination of emulsifier (Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate), consistency agent (Cetearyl Alcohol) and thickener/rheology modifier (Sodium Carbomer).
Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate is a diester of stearic acid and the condensation product of methylglucose and Polyglycerin-3.
It is a naturally-derived, non-ionic, PEG-free emulsifier ...

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