Beauty Glossary (T) Health and Beauty terms and meanings beginning with T, from Tartaric Acid to Tretinoin …
Beauty terms from Tartaric Acid to Tretinoin
Tartaric Acid … A type of glycolic acid (fruit acid) derived from apples. Used to treat the skin to improve its texture and tone.
- Cream of tartar is a by-product of winemaking. It is derived from refined tartaric acid, which forms on the inside of wine barrels, or from the whitish crystals that precipitate out of some wines. It is used in baking as it gives a creamy texture to frostings and desserts such as meringues, where it’s incorporated into the beaten egg whites to stabilise them and increase their volume.
- Cream of tartar (potassium hydrogen tartrate) is also a component of baking powder
Tea Tree Oil … A natural preservative with antiseptic and germicidal properties used in soaps, shampoos, and skin-care products.
Thyme … Botanical properties are antiseptic, tonic, antibacterial and deodorizing. Often used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, perfumes and soap.
Titanium Dioxide … A non-chemical, common agent used in sunscreen products that works by physically blocking the sun. It may be used alone or in combination with other agents.
Tocopherol … Vitamin E, used as an antioxidant in cosmetics.
Toner … Product used after cleansing to help return skin to its natural pH. Removes any remaining trace of dirt or debris.
Tretinoin … A derivative of vitamin A.