Any aloe of the species Aloe vera, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used as an
emollient ingredient of skin lotions and for treating burns.
Destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Biochemistry. an enzyme or other organic substance, as vitamin E orbeta carotene, that is capable of counteracting the damaging effectsof oxidation in animal tissues.
A colloidal substance extracted from seaweed, chiefly used as anemulsifying andstabilizing ingredient in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
A soft solid or thick liquid containing medicaments or other specificingredients, applied externally for a prophylactic, therapeutic, or cosmetic purpose.
To make indifferent, unaware, or the like, in feeling.
A sweet or pleasing scent.
Physical Chemistry. a semirigid colloidal dispersion of a solid with aliquid or gas, as jelly, glue, etc.
Anything derived from heterogeneous sources, or composed ofelements of different or incongruous kinds:
Colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid, C 3 H 8 O 3, usually obtained by the sapo-nification of natural fats and oils: used for sweetening and preserving food, in the manufacture of cosmetics,perfumes, inks, and certain glues and cements, as a solvent and automobile antifreeze, and in medicine in suppositories and skin emollient.
A liquid, usually aqueous or sometimes alcoholicpreparation containing insolublematerial in the form of a suspensionor emulsion, intended for external applicationwithout rubbing, usually containing agents for soothing or softening the skin, especially that of the face or hands.
The stimulation or manipulation of one's own genitals, especially to orgasm; sexual self-gratification.
Pharmacology. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble alcohol,C 1 0 H 2 0 O, obtained from peppermint oil or synthesized for its cooling effect on mucous membranes.
Any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves andsmall, whorled flowers, as the spearmint & peppermint.
Any ester of parahydroxybenzoic acid, some of which are used incosmetics and pharmaceuticals and have been found in breast cancer tumours.
Any of a number of polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygenatoms, whose properties are determined by theorganic groups attached to the silicon atoms, and that are fluid,resinous, rubbery, extremely stable in high temperatures, and water-repellent
A person who does not use any animal products.