Inci Names
Common Names

Introduction


Based on Aubrey Hampton’s Natural Ingredients Dictionary, this expanded version of their INCI Dictionary of Natural Ingredients lists many of the ingredients natural cosmetic manufacturers use - Aubrey included.

Here you will find hundreds of beneficial herbs, plant extracts, vitamins, minerals and more, listed by their INCI (Latin-based) names, as they appear on most manufacturers’ labels. they’ve also included their more Common Names, so you can easily find all the ingredients you are familiar with.

In keeping with Aubrey’s vision, this dictionary will be updated regularly. Their goal is to provide you with as much information as possible about what you’ll find in natural product store shelves. We hope this Dictionary helps you make an informed choice when buying personal care products for you and your family.

Since 1967, Aubrey Organics, Inc., has been the authentic natural alternative to mass-produced personal care products. As their founder Aubrey Hampton believed, nature knows best. This simple philosophy still guides everything they do, from the purity of their ingredients to how their natural products are made - by hand, in small batches, always in harmony with nature and the one world we share.

Why INCI?


A standardized method of cosmetic labeling worldwide, INCI stands for International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. Developed by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) in close collaboration with the European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, INCI provides a uniform, science-based method of cosmetic ingredient labeling that increases consumer understanding, eliminates language barriers and helps international trade issues. The first U.S. version of INCI appeared in 1973. In 1993, the European Union adopted INCI as the regulatory standard, and in 2000 Japan and several other countries followed suit.

Aubrey has opted to gradually change its labeling to adopt the INCI standard. To help their customers with this transition, this Dictionary is now offered with ingredients listed by common terms and by INCI.