Eau de Parfum:
The most concentrated fragrance, usually more costly than eau de
toilette because of its concentration.
Eau de Toilette: A less-concentrated fragrance.
Echinacea: An oral homeopathic substance thought to boost the
immune system. Frequently taken for cold or flu symptoms. Has
anti-itching and soothing properties when used in skin-care products.
Eczema: A skin condition that causes areas of the skin to
become red, itchy and scaly. The cause is unknown and it can affect
any part of the body. The condition may be short-lived (acute) or long
term (chronic), and is usually treated with topical anti-inflammatory
medications available OTC or by prescription.
Elastin: A surface protective agent used in cosmetics to
alleviate the effects of dry skin.
Electrolysis: Use of electricity to dissolve hair roots
Emollient: A substance that softens and soothes the skin.
Emulsifier: A thickening agent added to products to change
their physical composition. For example, it can turn a lotion into a
Epidermabrasion: Skin peel in which the outermost layers of the
skin are sloughed off
Epidermis: The outer layers of the skin.
Epilate: Remove hair from below the skin's surface
Essence: Fragrant oil extracted from plant or herb.
Esthetician: A specialist in the area of beauty
Eucalyptus: A mild astringent with antiseptic properties.
Evening Primrose: Used as an astringent and helpful for
reducing skin irritation. Also beneficial for dehydrated skin.
Exfoliate: To scale off layers of skin.