|Gamma Linolenic Acid||A fatty acid. Found in evening primrose oil, black currant seeds, borage oil, and mother's milk.|
|Gelatin/e||Refined protein from animal origin. Used as a thickener and film-forming agent. People with severe allergies to gelatine should consider skin testing prior to receiving a gelatine-containing vaccine. The problem is that most gelatine's in foods come from boiled cows, while the gelatine used in vaccines is from boiled pigs.|
|Geraniol and geranyl compounds||A additive, flavouring in perfume, shampoo, cosmetics, chewing gum, cigarettes. Allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, toxic if ingested.|
|Geranium Oil||A botanical additive. An effective anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent derived from the aromatic plant. For use on acne and oily skin, tooth powder, dusting powder, perfume, ointments. Contact dermatitis and skin irritation in some people, ingestion can be fatal.|
|Ginger Oil||Revered in Asia since the earliest of times, ginger acts as an antiseptic and stimulant.|
|Gingko Biloba Oil||Gingko, thought to be the oldest tree on the planet, has long been used in Chinese medicine. Used for its anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic properties.|
|Glutaral||A preservative, germicide. See Glutaraldehyde.|
|Glutaraldehyde||A preservative, germicide used
in antiperspirant, hair spay, deodorant, setting lotion, waterless
hand soaps, food flavouring, disinfectant used in hospitals and
dentistry. Contact allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, immuno,
developmental, reproductive, skin and respiratory toxicity, nausea,
headache, aches and pains, palpitations, mood swings, asthma,
teratogenic, very toxic to aquatic organisms.
MSDS: Harmful in contact with skin. Toxic if swallowed. Irritating to
eyes, respiratory system and skin. May cause sensitisation by skin contact.
|Glycereth||A polyethylene glycol ether of glycerine. It is an artificial form of glycerine.|
|Glycerin, Glycerine, Glycerol||Sweet, syrupy alcohol that can be produced artificially from propylene alcohol or naturally derived from vegetable oils. Used in cosmetics for thousands of years as a solvent, plasticizer, humectant, emollient, and lubricant. A concern is clogging of pores when present in high concentrations.|
|Glyceryl Coconate, Dilaurate, Erucate, Hydroxystearate, Monostearate, Ricinoleate, Sesquioleate, , Trimyristate, etc.||Largely artificial chemicals with a drop or two of some natural fatty acid. Used as a texturiser in pasta products and as a opacifying agent in shampoos, lotions, and creams.|
|Glyceryl distearate||An emulsifier, emollient in skin freshener, mascara, shampoo, cuticle softeners.|
|Glyceryl myristate||An emulsifier, stabiliser used in baby cream, face mask, hand lotion. May cause contact dermatitis, may promote acne.|
|Glyceryl Oleate||An emulsifier, emollient used in cosmetic creams and lotions. May cause contact dermatitis and skin allergies.|
|Glyceryl PABA||A UV absorber in sunscreens. May cause contact dermatitis and skin allergies.|
|Glyceryl Stearate||An emulsifier, emollient used in makeup, cuticle softeners. May cause skin allergies, contact dermatitis.|
A depilatory agent, reducing agent used in permanent wave solutions,
depilatories. Contact dermatitis, thioglycolate can cause hair breakages,
skin irritations, severe allergic reactions.
|Glycine||Amino acid vital to collagen composition and production.|
|Glycogen||Building block of sugar, acts as a conditioner.|
|Glycol Stearate||Thickening agent helps give products a luminescent or opalescent appearance.|
An alpha hydroxy acid helpful for acne-prone skin, resolves dry skin
conditions; used in chemical peels as well as to help reduce the
appearance of pores and wrinkles; exfoliates excess flaking or crusty
skin. It may irritate mucous membranes and cause allergic reactions.
Compound descriptor: Tumorigenic, Reproductive Effector, Primary Irritant
MSDS: Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns.
|Grapefruit Oil||A natural bactericide, preserver and stabilizer. Both a tonic and astringent.|
|Grape Seed Extract||A botanical extract shown to be an effective antioxidant.|