Beauty Glossary (P) featuring health & beauty glossary terms and meanings from Palette to Panthenol and Petrolatum to Psoriasis
This beauty glossary section covers beauty terms like Panthenol, Pore, Paraffin and Psoriasis
PABA – Para-aminobenzoic acid … Found in the vitamin B complex. Used as an ingredient in some sunscreen products.
Palette … A grouping of colors by family of tones or specific function.
Panthenol … Also known as vitamin B5, acts as a penetrating moisturizer.
Paraffin … A beeswax substitute derived from petroleum.
Petrolatum … Used in creams, it softens and soothes skin. Forms a film to prevent moisture loss.
pH … Percentage of hydrogen. Used to measure acidity in cosmetic preparations
Photo-aging … Skin damage caused by excessive exposure to UV rays from sun exposure.
Photo-sensitivity … A condition in which the application or ingestion of certain chemicals or foods can cause skin problems, such as rash, hyperpigmentation and swelling, when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
Phytocosmetic … Cosmetics which are made from plants.
Pore … Small opening of the sweat glands of the skin.
Psoriasis … A chronic disease of the skin consisting of itchy, dry, red patches, usually affecting the scalp or arms and legs. It may be treated with OTC or prescription medications.