Skin Care Terminology and Facts Dictionary - T

phthalates:are esters of phthalic acid, used as stabilizers, dispersants, lubricants, emulsifying and suspenending agents in personal care products. There are health concerns with this family of compounds. Nancy K Brown products do not contain phthalates.
telangiectasia:dilated blood vessels near skin surface, often appear twisted, turn white when pressure applied.
titanium dioxide:TiO2.  Natural mineral based physical, non-chemical sun protectant. Assists with broad spectrum - UVA and UVB - from sunlight. When applied to the skin, it scatters and reflects UV light away from the skin. Non-irritating, non-comedogenic. Titanium Dioxide is used in Sun Defense Shield products, Nancy K Brown's line of natural physical environmental light defenders and protectors.
tocopherol:organic compound that has vitamin E activity - used in skin care products for its antioxidant properties, to help defend against and assist recovery from environmental stressors such as pollution. Also has properties that help soothing and promote skin repair.
tocopheryl acetate:vitamin E (INCI name). Anti-oxidant and preservative. Non-comedogenic.

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