Health and Beauty Terms and meanings that begin with the letter E, from Echinacea to Eczema and Exfoliate.
Beauty Glossary Terms and meanings from Echinacea to Exfoliate
Eau de Parfum … The most concentrated fragrance, usually more costly than eau de toilette because of its concentration.
Eau de Toilette … A less-concentrated fragrance.
Echinacea … An oral homeopathic substance thought to boost the immune system.
- Frequently taken for cold or flu symptoms.
- Has anti-itching and soothing properties when used in skin-care products.
Eczema … A skin condition that causes areas of the skin to become red, itchy and scaly.
- The cause is unknown and it can affect any part of the body.
- The condition may be short-lived (acute) or long term (chronic), and is usually treated with topical anti-inflammatory medications available OTC or by prescription.
Elastin … A surface protective agent used in cosmetics to alleviate the effects of dry skin.
Electrolysis … Use of electricity to dissolve hair roots
Emollient … A substance that softens and soothes the skin.
Emulsifier … A thickening agent added to products to change their physical composition. For example, it can turn a lotion into a cream.
Epidermabrasion … Skin peel in which the outermost layers of the skin are sloughed off
Epidermis … The outer layers of the skin.
Epilate … Remove hair from below the skin’s surface
Essence … Fragrant oil extracted from plant or herb.
Esthetician … A specialist in the area of beauty
Eucalyptus … A mild astringent with antiseptic properties.
Evening Primrose … Used as an astringent and helpful for reducing skin irritation. Also beneficial for dehydrated skin.
Exfoliate … To scale off layers of skin.