Lists of ingredients can sometimes be overwhelming so much they can be almost cryptic. That’s why we created our non-password-like A-Z glossary, and we invite you to find what makes up Venus shave care products. We decided not only to list but to explain our ingredients. We want to show you how they fit into our products that provide the best shaving experience. You can rest assured that all our ingredients are carefully selected for a specific purpose and used across the shave care category.
ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
It is a thickening and film-forming agent, texture enhancer, and emulsifier. It is synthetically made and used to improve the texture and feel of skincare and cosmetic formulation.
It is another type of thickening agent commonly used across a variety of skincare and shave care products.
To blend all the good ingredients into our products we need a solvent, this ingredient is a commonly used solvent.
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Aloe, the wonder of nature. For hundreds of years, Aloe Vera gel has been used for its healing and refreshing properties. It is commonly used to treat sunburns, sores, or insect bites. We use it to help your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple.
This compound contributes to products having a distinctive and pleasant smell. Its primary scent is flowery, and its secondary scent is violet.
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
This ingredient is here to help your skin feel soft and smooth. It is commonly used in cosmetics. It is also used as an anticaking agent and a nonaqueous viscosity-increasing agent which means it makes the cream feel consistent and without lumps.
This is an organic compound that is used to make our products just the right pH for your skin. It is commonly used in cosmetics.
This is a pale-yellow liquid fragrance material with a floral smell that gives a jasmine scent to any formulation. It is used a lot in cosmetics as it reproduces the tropical smell so well.
This ingredient is colorless or slightly yellow. It gives the product a light floral scent.
It is found in the plant Pimpinella anisum, also called anise or sweet cumin. It gives the product a pleasant and distinctive smell.
This is a substance made from vegetable oil. It increases thickness and helps the formula from separating by mixing the oils and water in the products.
Argan oil is produced from kernels of the Argan tree, endemic to Morocco. It possesses nourishing and antioxidant properties, and it is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids (omega 6 and 9).
This ester helps to prevent reactions promoted by oxygen, also known as an antioxidant. Also, it was marketed as “vitamin C ester” as it can be a source of vitamin C.
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
Oat silk, as some call it, is a very fine powdered oat extract that possesses a silky feel. It makes your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple.
This ingredient helps prevent discoloration in products.
It is an aromatic alcohol with a mild aromatic scent. It is also used as a preservative.
It is a molecule found in plants. We use it to provide our products with a pleasant fragrance and as a preservative.
It has a very faint sweet-floral, slightly balsamic scent. It is used exactly for that, scenting our products.
An antioxidant. It is a lab-made compound that prevents reactions promoted by oxygen.
This ingredient is found in chamomile. We use it to reduce irritation and calm your skin after shaving.
A synthetic organic compound. It is used as a blue colorant for everything from food, medications, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
This is an organic compound that helps dissolve other ingredients and improve the application.
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT
Native to Central Africa, this great ingredient helps bind moisture. It helps the product make your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple.
This ingredient is a preservative found in palm and coconut oils, but it also helps the product to spread easier.
A white, fluffy powder that is commonly used in cosmetics to thicken the product.
Commonly used in foods and personal care products as a thickener and emulsifier.
Synthetically produced compound that can also be found in nature. It is used to condition the skin and help it retain moisture.
Commonly called Irish moss, it grows in abundance along the rocky parts of the Atlantic. It helps with skin conditioning.
CI 42090 - BLUE 1
It’s a synthetic dye used to give our products color. It is used in food, pharmaceutics, and cosmetics.
CI 60730 -EXT. VIOLET 2
Synthetic dye that makes a product violet. It is used in many industries such as dietary, medicine, and cosmetics.
This ingredient is a yellow liquid that gives cinnamon its spice. We use it to give our products great cinnamon notes.
This is an organic compound derived from storax, balsam of Peru, and cinnamon leaves. It gives our products great cinnamon notes.
Also called lemonal, this is a basic intermediate for the synthesis of flavoring and fragrance components. It is used to give our products lemony fragrance.
An organic compound is a weak organic acid. It is used to balance pH in our products.
An ingredient found in citronella oils and even in roses oils. It is used to provide you with a great scent of our products.
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Derived from limes, as the name suggests, this is its essential oil. Essential oils of any kind provide different benefits. We use this one as a fragrance ingredient.
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Essential oil from orange peel is a great skin-conditioning agent as well as a fragrance ingredient.
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
This essential oil comes from the lemon, great for introducing our products with lemony fragrances.
This compound is a mixture between another ingredient and compounds derived from coconut oil. It is a mild surfactant that removes dirt and oil.
This is an emulsifier. Its task is to help oils and water mix.
One of the most frequently used fatty acids in cosmetics and personal care products. Derived from coconut oil, it helps make your skin feel softer and smoother. Often used to make soap.
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Derived from the dried coconut fruit. This oil functions as a fragrance ingredient, hair and skin conditioning ingredient, and it is widely used for its other beneficial properties.
Plant-derived ingredient used to provide a product with a great fragrance.
CYANOMETHYLPHENYL MENTHANE CARBOXAMIDE
Responsible for providing you with that fresh and cool sensation after using the product.
This silicon is frequently used in cosmetic products. It helps your skin feel silky soft.
The most bitter compound in the world.
This ingredient belongs to a group commonly known as silicones. It is used to make your skin feel soft and smooth.
DIMETHICONE PEG/PPG-20/23 BENZOATE
Belongs to the same family of ingredients as dimethicone. It is an emulsifier.
It is a silicone oil that makes your skin feel soft and smooth.
This is a chelant that helps the product foam in hand. It is also serving a purpose as one of the ingredients in our preservative package.
Prolongs the shelf-life of the product, even after it has been opened by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts, and mold growth.
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL
This essential oil is created by steam distilling the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. It provides our products with a fragrance.
Also called clove oil. It is an aromatic oil extracted from cloves and used widely in food and cosmetics to provide a pleasant smell.