An emollient believed to have healing, soothing and antiseptic
properties. Used to treat dry skin.
Callus: An excessive build up of the hard tough layers of skin.
Can be removed at-home or by an esthetician.
Candela Wax: Binds oils and waxes to give body to a
formulation. Often used in lipsticks.
Capillary: The smallest type of blood vessel in the body.
Spider veins, for instance, are actually small capillaries commonly
found on the face or legs.
Cellulite: Deposits of fat and other material trapped in
pockets beneath the skin.
Ceramides: A natural substance within the skin that reduces
natural water loss of the skin by forming a protective barrier. Can
also be produced synthetically and added to skin care products
Chakras: Energy centers throughout the body responsible for the
condition of your mind, body and spirit.
Chamomile: A clinically proven plant-derived anti-inflammatory.
Offers benefits such as soothing skin. Also calms eczema and allergic
Citric Acid: The same as vitamin C. Used commonly in hair and
skincare products. Has astringent and antioxidant properties and also
can be used as a preservative.
Citronella Oil: Antiseptic widely used in soaps and
deodorizers. Also has insect-repelling properties.
Clarifying: Usually associated with a toner or other solution
used after cleansing to maintain proper skin pH.
Collagen: A natural substance within body tissues. It can be
injected into the skin to plump up particular areas.
Cortex: The middle layer of the hair shaft.
Creatine: A protein derivative in muscle tissue. Sometimes
found in body-building supplements.
Cucumber Juice: It has moisture-binding, soothing and