Common Skincare Terms and Ingredients T-Z


Tetrapeptide-7: A synthetic peptide containing arginine, glutamine, glycine and proline.

Titanium Dioxide: A physical sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Seed Butter): Softens and lubricates the skin.

Tomato Fruit Extract (Solanum Lycopersicum): Helps to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and fend off free radicals; prevents collagen breakdown.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:   Peptides-Acai Berry Eye Crème


Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10): A compound that is made in our bodies and used by cells to produce the energy they need to grow and stay healthy. An antioxidant with actions very similar to those of Vitamin E, it has been found to be an excellent defender against free radicals and, when used regularly over time, may help ease lines and wrinkles by building collagen.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:  All-in-One Younger Skin SerumPeptides-Acai Berry Eye Crème

UVA Rays: The wavelength of ultraviolet light that leads to signs of aging by destroying existing collagen and elastin in the skin and undermining the body’s ability to create more of each.  These rays cause skin cancer, and they are also the kind generated in tanning beds.

UVB Rays: The high-energy wavelength of ultraviolet light that leads to darkened pigment in the form of tanning, freckles, and age spots – plus, of course, sunburns.  They are strongest in the summer.


Vaccinium Angustifolia (Blueberry Fruit Extract): A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol and Retinoic Acid): An antioxidant essential to the maintenance and repair of epithelial tissue. Stimulates new skin cells and inhibits the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen. May prevent premature wrinkling, important for skin renewal; may improve skin texture and fine lines; may improve acne. Less effective and less irritating than tretinoin. Causes sun sensitivity and not to be used if pregnant or nursing.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:  Retinol Skin Smoothing SerumBrightening SerumVitamin C Night Creme (15%)Silky Seaweed HydratorVitamin C Daily Protection Moisturizer SPF 30,Collagen Skin Firming MasqueUltra-Moisturizer Sugar Body Scrub


Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate, L-Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate): An antioxidant vitamin necessary for tissue growth and repair, as well as collagen formation. One of the best free radical scavengers, it seems to combat free radicals triggered by both the body and the environment. Works synergistically with Vitamin E. Unstable in solution when exposed to air.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:   “C” Bright SkinAll-in-One Younger Skin SerumGreen Tea Facial & Eye CreamSkin Rejuvenation Masque


Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, A-Tocopherol): The first recognized fat-soluble antioxidant usable in skin. One of the most potent antioxidants, particularly good at defending against and disabling free radicals made by the body. Essential to tissue repair. Works synergistically with Vitamin C.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:   Niacin Complex (5%)Brightening SerumAll-in-One Younger Skin SerumRetinol Skin Smoothing SerumGreen Tea Facial & Eye CreamVitamin C Night Creme (15%)Silky Seaweed HydratorVitamin C Daily Protection Moisturizer SPF 30Collagen Skin Firming MasqueSkin Rejuvenation MasqueUltra-Moisturizer Sugar Body Scrub

Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Extract). A rich source of bioflavonoids, powerful free-radical scavengers and of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a very potent antioxidant.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:   Goat Milk Moisturizer



Water: Most frequently listed main ingredient in skin care products, used in its purest form, void of minerals and other chemicals, hence the various names like distilled, deionized, purified, etc.

Water-Soluble Silicones: Oil-free, noncomedogenic ingredients that replenish moisture, prevent further moisture loss and self-adjust to skin’s needs, absorbing only where needed.

White Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis): A natural antioxidant in the tannin family, rich in chemicals known as polyphenols, which have potent antioxidant properties. A potent antioxidant shown to neutralize free radicals generated from inflammation, but may also have benefit against DNA mutations that are associated with cancers (of the skin). May also reverse sun damage.

White Clay: A natural mineral that absorbs excess skin oil.

Willow Herb Extract (Epilobium Angustifolium Extract):A safe, natural anti-inflammatory that works quickly to sooth irritated skin.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana):An extract from the bark of the witch hazel tree with proven astringent, toning, and anti-inflammatory effects. Also helps remove excess surface skin oils, dissolves excess sebum without stripping skin. Has all the benefits of alcohol without the potential side effects.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:  Vitamin C Serum (18%)Hyaluronic Acid SerumBrightening Serum, Retinol Skin Smoothing SerumAfter Shave Facial MoisturizerMEN – Facial Scrub




Yeast Extract: Extract from brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) containing a complex mixture of proteins, sugars, vitamins, amino acids, etc. According to some claims may enhance the rate of renewal (cell turnover) of the skin.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:  Total Cleanser



Zinc Oxide: A compound of zinc and oxygen, zinc oxide is a mild antiseptic and anti-irritant. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, physical sunscreen. When added to sunscreens, it physically prevents UV light from reaching the skin. It is also the key active ingredients in diaper rash creams.

Find it in EILEEN MAI® products:  Vitamin C Daily Protection Moisturizer SPF 30


Zinc PCA: Links the amino acids necessary for collagen formation; prevents damage to collagen and elastin fibers.



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