Ingredients glossary - L

Lemon Fruit Extract (Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract)

The extract from the whole lemon fruit refreshes and is well suited as aningredient of care products for tired skin.

Lemon Juice (Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice)

Lemon Juice has an astringent and toning effect. It is well suited as an ingredient of facial cleaning products.

Lemon Peel Oil (Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil)

Lemon Peel Oil is an essential oil from lemon peel. Along with other natural essential oils it is used for aromatisation.

Lactate (Lactic Acid)

Lactic Acid is a natural ingredient of the protective acid mantle of the skin. This raw material is used in emulsions to regulate the pH-value.

Lactose (Lactose)

Milk sugar, used as a vehicle to make tablets and powders.

Lanolin Alcohol (Lanolin Alcohol)

A lanolin wax used as an emusifying agent. It is a mixture of sterols and alcohols obtained from wool fat.

Lauryl Glucoside (Lauryl Glucoside)

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Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)

Lavender Oil is an essential oil, which is derived from fresh lavender panicles. Along with other natural essential oils it is used for aromatisation.

Lecithin (Lecithin)

Soya bean lecithin derived from non genetically-modified soya bean oil is a natural emulsifier and anti-oxident. Lecithin regulates the permeability of the cell walls. Lecithin is also a natural thickener and helps to make the product smooth in use and spread easily.

Limonene (Limonene)

Limonene belongs to the 26 fragrances that have to be listed in the INCI-Declaration since 2005 under EU law, for the protection of fragrance allergy sufferers, if the amount in the product is potentially relevant to the allergy sufferer. Limonene is a natural ingredient of various essential oils that are used to improve the odour of cosmetic products.

Linalool (Linalool)

Linalool belongs to the 26 fragrances that have to be listed in the INCI-Declaration since 2005 under EU law, for the protection of fragrance allergy sufferers, if the amount in the product is potentially relevant to the allergy sufferer. Linalool is a natural ingredient of various essential oils that are used to improve the odour of cosmetic products.

Lysolecithin (Lysolecithin)

Lysolezithin is an emulsifier that is used for stabilising O/W emulsions (oil-in-water-emulsions). Lysolecithin is also a modified lecithin that is derived from vegetable oils. It restores the natural oils of the skin.

Lavandin Oil (Lavandula Hybrid Oil)

Incorporated into Weleda Body Therapy preparations in the form of the essential oil. A variety of essential oils are used depending upon the aroma required. 
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