Department Cosmetology

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

This section contains over 6,000 terms with explanatory texts from all areas of cosmetics. The keywords are listed and searchable according to the international guideline (INCI) for the declaration of ingredients in cosmetics. The structure thus follows the international standard according to which all ingredients of cosmetic articles must be declared.

Frequently listed terms deviate from their chemical names, which is why they are additionally listed as synonyms.  

Knowledge about the ingredients of cosmetics is important for physicians working in the field of cosmetics and allergology. In addition, they are also important for every user of cosmetic products, especially when it comes to incompatibilities. 

In order to allow an uncomplicated access to phytotherapeutics and the underlying botanical information, we refer in short form to compounds of cosmetic ingredients and natural products, if available.

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Ambroxide

Ambroxide Definition Ambroxide is a naturally occurring terpenoid and one of the main components responsible for the smell of ambergris (also known as amber ) (Zerbe P et al. 2015). It is an autoxidation product of amrein. Plant labdane diterpenes can serve as starting materials for ambroxide syn...

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