Ingredients glossary - H

Horse Chestnut Bark Extract (Aesculus Hippocastanum Bark Extract)

According to the anthroposophical understanding of man and nature, the preparation of Chestnut Bark Extract in a highly diluted form, has a positive supportive effect on the dental area.

Horse Chestnut Seed Extract (Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed Extract)

(Aesculus hippocastanum) has many properties. It has astringent, toning properties, hence its use in dental care. When used in hair care products Horse Chestnut helps add body and bounce to the hair. The bark is high in Aesculin which counters the effects of the shorter wavelengths of sunlight, this action can be demonstrated by its fluorescence under UV light, hence its use in sun creams.

Horseradish Extract (Cochlearia Armoracia Extract)

Extracted from the leaves of Cochlearia armoracia. The plant is very high in Silica and Sulphur, both essential for the healthy growth of the hair and scalp.

Horsetail Extract (Equisetum Arvense Extract)

Field horsetail (equisetum arvense) contains silica and flavonoids. Extractsfrom field horsetail have a regenerating effect and strengthen skin and hair.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Petal Extract (Helianthus Annuus Petal Extract)

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Hydrated Silica (Hydrated Silica)

Hydrated Silica is used as a mineral abrasive in dental care products. Thus, the teeth will be cleansed gently and thoroughly.

Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Hydrogenated Castor Oil)

Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that improves consistency of lip balms. Further it can be processed into fine wax beads, which can be used as gentle exfoliating particles in cosmetic products.

Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides (Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides)

Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides is an emulsifier*, which is produced from various vegetable oils and is used particularly for stabilising O/W emulsions (oil-in-water-emulsions). It leaves a light feeling on the skin, making it soft, silky and smooth.

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate (Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate)

Derived from vegetable oils and citric acid. Acts as an emulsifier: keeps oil and water components from separating.

Hydrolyzed Beeswax (Hydrolyzed Beeswax)

Hydrolyzed Beeswax is an ingredient that is gained from beeswax. It is mainly used as a protecting wax component to improve consistency and to stabilize the emulsion. The slight emulsifying effect of beeswax is reinforced with Hydrolyzed Beeswax.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein)

This derived vegetable conditioner with antistatic properties is mild on skin and eyes and is obtained from the hydrolysis of wheat.