INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) names are a standardized system for labeling cosmetic ingredients. They are used globally to ensure consistency and clarity when listing the ingredients in cosmetic products. INCI names help consumers, manufacturers, and regulators easily identify and understand the components of a product.
INCI names are based on scientific names, Latin names, or English common names for ingredients. They are assigned by the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and are recognized internationally. This standardized naming system helps avoid confusion and ensures that ingredients are listed consistently across different products and countries.
When you read a cosmetic product label, the ingredients will be listed in descending order of concentration, with the highest concentration ingredients listed first. Familiarizing yourself with INCI names can help you make informed decisions about the products you use and identify any ingredients you may want to avoid due to allergies or personal preferences.
Here are some examples of INCI names of essential oil
Citrus aurantium dulicis (Orange) peel Oil
Rosa damascene (Rose) Oil
Boswellia serrata (Frankincense) Oil
Salvia sclarea L(Clary Sage) Oil
Salvia officinalis (Sage Organic/Sage Dalmatian) Oil
Zingiber officinale(Ginger) Oil
Thymus vulgaris (Thyme red) Oil
Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) Oil