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Beauty Glossary | The Terms Every Beauty Addict Should Know!

Welcome to my comprehensive Beauty Glossary! As beauty lovers, we know that the ever-growing world of makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance can sometimes be overwhelming.

With new products, ingredients and techniques constantly emerging, it can be hard to keep up. That’s where this Beauty Glossary comes in – a one-stop guide for all things beauty related.

I have compiled an extensive list of terms and definitions to help you navigate through the vast world of cosmetics with ease.

From understanding the difference between serums and essences to demystifying the benefits of different oils for your hair type, this in-depth beauty glossary covers everything you need to know.

Whether you are a seasoned beauty expert or just starting on your journey towards self-care and beauty, this glossary is designed to provide you with valuable information about skincare ingredients, hair treatments, makeup techniques and more. 

Welcome to my comprehensive Beauty Glossary


  1. 24K Gold: A luxurious skincare ingredient used for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, believed to firm and brighten the skin.
  2. 7 Skin Method: A K-beauty trend that involves applying toner to the skin seven times in a row for intense hydration.
  3. Acid Mantle: The protective, slightly acidic film on the surface of the skin that helps prevent infection and maintain hydration.
  4. Adenosine: A compound that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin elasticity.
  5. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid): Water-soluble acids used in skincare products to exfoliate the skin’s surface, promoting smoother and more radiant skin.
  6. AHA/BHA Toner: A toner containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids that gently exfoliates the skin.
  7. Acne: A skin condition characterized by the presence of pimples, blackheads, and cysts due to oil and dead skin cells clogging pores.
  8. Alkaline: Substances with a pH greater than 7, opposite of acidic, less common in skincare due to the skin’s naturally acidic pH.
  9. Allantoin: A botanical extract that soothes and protects the skin while encouraging cell renewal.
  10. Ampoule: A highly concentrated serum or essence packaged in a single-use vial.
  11. Anhydrous: A product formulated without water, often used for waterproof or long-wearing cosmetics.
  12. Anti-Pollution: Skincare products designed to protect the skin from environmental pollutants that can contribute to aging.
  13. Antioxidants: Compounds that protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals and reducing oxidative stress.
  14. Aquaporins: Proteins in skin cells that regulate water flow, helping maintain hydration levels in the skin.
  15. Ascorbyl Glucoside: A stable, water-soluble form of vitamin C that brightens the skin and boosts collagen production.
  16. Bakuchiol: A plant-based alternative to retinol that provides similar anti-aging benefits without irritation.
  17. Baking Soda: A gentle abrasive used in some exfoliating products or DIY masks to remove dead skin cells.
  18. Barrier Function: The skin’s ability to prevent moisture loss and protect against environmental aggressors.
  19. BB Cream (Beauty Balm): A multi-purpose product that combines skincare and makeup, providing hydration, SPF, and light coverage.
  20. Benzoyl Peroxide: An antibacterial ingredient commonly used in acne treatments to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  21. Beta-Glucan: A polysaccharide that soothes, moisturizes, and helps repair the skin barrier.
  22. BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid): Oil-soluble acids used to penetrate deeper into pores, helping clear out oil and dead skin cells.
  23. Blend Oil: A combination of multiple plant-based oils used in skincare for their nourishing and moisturizing properties.
  24. Blue Light: High-energy visible light emitted from digital screens that can contribute to premature skin aging.
  25. Botox: A cosmetic treatment that temporarily reduces facial wrinkles by paralyzing underlying muscles.
  26. Broad-Spectrum: Refers to sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
  27. Centella Asiatica: An herb with antioxidant and soothing properties that aids in wound healing and calms inflammation.
  28. Ceramides: Lipids in the skin’s barrier that help retain moisture and protect against environmental stressors.
  29. Chemical Peel: A skin treatment using acids to remove the top layers of skin, improving texture and appearance.
  30. Cicapair: A skincare line designed to soothe and strengthen the skin barrier, often used for sensitive skin types.
  31. Clean Beauty: Beauty products formulated without certain controversial or harmful chemicals.
  32. Collagen: A protein in the skin that provides structure and elasticity, decreasing with age.
  33. Comedogenic: Indicates that a product or ingredient is likely to clog pores and potentially cause acne.
  34. Cosmeceuticals: Products that combine cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, offering benefits beyond traditional cosmetics.
  35. Couperose: Skin condition characterized by redness and small, dilated blood vessels, often seen in sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.
  36. Cushion Compact: A portable, spill-proof compact containing a liquid or cream foundation soaked into a sponge.
  37. Damask Rose Water: A hydrating and soothing toner made from distilled rose petals.
  38. Denatured Alcohol: A drying form of alcohol used in some toners that can strip the skin of moisture if overused.
  39. Derma Roller: A handheld tool with tiny needles that creates micro-injuries to boost collagen production.
  40. Dermabrasion: A procedure that uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of skin, usually for acne scars and fine lines.
  41. Dermasuri: A Korean skincare technique involving vigorous massage to increase blood flow and product absorption.
  42. Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin, characterized by red, itchy, and sometimes swollen patches.
  43. Dermis: The middle layer of the skin, containing connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
  44. DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol): An ingredient claimed to have anti-aging and skin-firming benefits.
  45. Double Cleansing: A two-step cleansing method, typically starting with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one.
  46. Dry Brushing: Using a bristle brush on dry skin to exfoliate and increase circulation before showering.
  47. Elastin: A protein in the skin that allows it to resume its shape after stretching or contracting.
  48. Emollient: Ingredients that soften and moisturize the skin by forming a protective barrier.
  49. Emulsifier: Ingredients that help mix water and oil-based components in skincare products.
  50. Epidermal Growth Factor: Proteins that promote skin cell renewal and wound healing when applied topically.
  51. Epidermis: The outermost layer of the skin, providing a protective barrier.
  52. Essence: A hydrating, concentrated skincare step used after toning in Korean beauty routines.
  53. Essential Fatty Acids: Fats crucial for maintaining healthy skin cells and promoting a strong skin barrier.
  54. Exfoliation: The process of removing dead skin cells from the surface, improving skin texture and appearance.
  55. Ferment: Ingredients like yeast or botanical extracts fermented to increase potency and boost skin benefits.
  56. Ferulic Acid: An antioxidant that helps to stabilize and enhance the efficacy of other antioxidants like vitamins C and E.
  57. Fillers: Cosmetic treatments that restore lost volume, smooth lines, or enhance facial contours.
  58. Flash Mask: A type of face mask that only needs to be left on for 1-5 minutes before rinsing.
  59. Free Radicals: Unstable molecules that can damage skin cells, contributing to aging and skin damage.
  60. Fullerene: An antioxidant derived from soot that protects against free radical damage.
  61. Galactomyces: A yeast ferment that brightens skin and provides hydration.
  62. Gemstone Rollers: Skincare tools made of crystals like jade or rose quartz used during facial massage.
  63. Glass Skin: A K-beauty trend describing an ultra-smooth, luminous complexion achieved through multi-step skincare.
  64. Glow Recipe: A popular Korean skincare brand focused on achieving a “glass skin” glow.
  65. Glycerin: A humectant that attracts water, helping to hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.
  66. Glyco-Clock: The skin’s natural 24-hour cycle that impacts skin cell renewal and repair processes.
  67. Glycolic Acid: An AHA known for its small molecule size, allowing it to penetrate the skin effectively and aid in exfoliation.
  68. Greenwashing: The practice of marketing products as more natural or environmentally friendly than they truly are.
  69. Guasha: An ancient Chinese practice of using a flat tool to massage and sculpt the face.
  70. HA (Hyaluronic Acid): A substance that retains moisture, helping to hydrate and plump the skin.
  71. Hanbang: Traditional Korean herbal medicine ingredients used in skincare for their natural benefits.
  72. Humectant: Ingredients that attract moisture from the air or deeper layers of skin to hydrate the surface.
  73. Hydrocolloid Patch: Adhesive bandages that absorb fluid from pimples to reduce inflammation and speed healing.
  74. Hydrogel: A water-based gel used in sheet masks and eye patches to deliver skincare ingredients.
  75. Hydroquinone: A skin-lightening agent used to treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
  76. Hyperpigmentation: Darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin production.
  77. Hypoallergenic: Products formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions.
  78. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light): A skin treatment that uses light pulses to treat various skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation and hair removal.
  79. Isopropyl Alcohol: A drying alcohol used in some toners and spot treatments, best avoided for sensitive skin.
  80. J-Beauty: Japanese beauty, known for its minimalist approach and focus on gentle, natural ingredients.
  81. Jojoba Oil: A moisturizing oil, similar to human sebum, that can help regulate oil production and hydrate the skin.
  82. K-beauty: Korean beauty, a skincare approach known for its detailed regimens and innovative products.
  83. Kaolin Clay: A soft, white clay used in masks to absorb excess oil and impurities from the skin.
  84. Keratin: A protein that is a key structural component of hair, skin, and nails.
  85. Kojic Acid: A skin-lightening ingredient derived from fungi, used to treat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  86. Lactic Acid: An AHA derived from milk that gently exfoliates while moisturizing the skin.
  87. Laser Resurfacing: A treatment that uses laser technology to improve skin texture, tone, and appearance.
  88. LED Therapy: A skincare treatment using varying wavelengths of light to address different skin concerns.
  89. Licorice Root Extract: A natural skin-brightening ingredient that helps reduce dark spots and inflammation.
  90. Lipoic Acid: An antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation and skin aging.
  91. Mandelic Acid: A gentle AHA derived from almonds, suitable for sensitive skin types prone to hyperpigmentation.
  92. Melanin: The pigment that gives color to skin, hair, and eyes, and provides some protection against UV radiation.
  93. Micellar Water: A cleansing water containing micelles that attract dirt and oil, removing them without rinsing.
  94. Microbiome: The collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live on the skin’s surface and contribute to skin health.
  95. Microcurrent: A low-level electrical current used in facial devices to stimulate muscles and improve skin firmness.
  96. Microdermabrasion: A procedure that exfoliates the skin using tiny crystals to improve skin texture and appearance.
  97. Microexfoliation: The use of gentle chemical or physical exfoliants to remove dead skin cells without irritation.
  98. Microneedling: A procedure that uses small needles to create micro-injuries on the skin, stimulating collagen production.
  99. Mineral Sunscreen: Sunscreen containing physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that reflect UV rays.
  100. Misting: Spraying a fine mist of liquid, typically water or a skincare solution, onto the skin for hydration or refreshment.
  101. Moisturizer: A product that hydrates and helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.
  102. Neuropeptides: Synthetic peptides that mimic the skin’s natural signaling molecules to boost collagen and elastin production.
  103. Niacinamide: A form of vitamin B3 that helps improve the skin’s barrier function and reduce inflammation.
  104. Non-comedogenic: Products formulated not to clog pores.
  105. Noni Fruit: A tropical fruit rich in antioxidants, used in skincare to protect against free radical damage.
  106. Occlusive: Ingredients that create a physical barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss.
  107. Oligopeptides: Short chains of amino acids that penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness.
  108. Omega Fatty Acids: Essential fats found in various oils that nourish and support skin health.
  109. P-Beauty: Polynesian beauty, which incorporates traditional island ingredients like coconut oil and hibiscus into skincare.
  110. Papain: An enzyme derived from papaya that gently exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells.
  111. Parabens: A group of preservatives used in cosmetics to prevent bacterial growth, often debated for their safety.
  112. Peptides: Short chains of amino acids that can signal skin cells to perform specific functions, like collagen production.
  113. pH Level: A measure of acidity or alkalinity, with the skin’s natural pH being slightly acidic (~5.5).
  114. Phloretin: An antioxidant derived from apples that can penetrate the skin and improve its appearance.
  115. Phytochemicals: Chemical compounds produced by plants, often with antioxidant properties, used in skincare.
  116. Polyglutamic Acid: A hydrating ingredient that can hold up to 5000 times its weight in water, helping to plump and moisturize the skin.
  117. Pore: A small opening on the surface of the skin where hair follicles and oil glands open.
  118. Prebiotics: Ingredients that nourish the beneficial bacteria on the skin, supporting a healthy skin microbiome.
  119. Probiotics: Beneficial bacteria that can help balance the skin’s microbiome and improve skin health.
  120. Propolis: A resin produced by bees, used in skincare for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  121. Resveratrol: An antioxidant found in grapes and red wine that helps protect the skin from environmental damage.
  122. Retinoids: A class of compounds derived from vitamin A, used in skincare for their anti-aging and acne-treating properties.
  123. Retinol: A type of retinoid commonly used in over-the-counter skincare products for anti-aging and acne.
  124. Rhamnose: A plant-derived sugar that boosts skin cell renewal and improves skin texture.
  125. Rosacea: A chronic skin condition characterized by redness, flushing, and sometimes acne-like bumps.
  126. Rosehip Oil: A nourishing oil rich in vitamin C and essential fatty acids, used to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of scars.
  127. Sakura: Japanese cherry blossom extract, used in skincare for its antioxidant and skin-brightening properties.
  128. Salicylic Acid: A BHA that exfoliates the skin, helping to clear pores and reduce acne.
  129. Sebum: The oil produced by sebaceous glands, which can lubricate and protect the skin.
  130. Sensitive Skin: Skin that is prone to irritation, redness, and discomfort in response to products or environmental factors.
  131. Serum: A skincare product with a high concentration of active ingredients, designed to target specific concerns.
  132. Silicones: A group of compounds used in skincare products to improve texture and create a barrier on the skin.
  133. Skinimalism: A minimalist approach to skincare that focuses on using fewer, high-quality products to achieve healthy skin.
  134. SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate): A detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products, known for its potential to cause skin irritation.
  135. Slugging: A K-beauty trend that involves applying a thick layer of occlusive moisturizer (like petroleum jelly) as the last step in a skincare routine to seal in hydration.
  136. Snail Mucin: The secretion produced by snails, used in skincare for its hydrating and skin-repairing properties.
  137. Sokoglam: A popular online retailer specializing in Korean skincare and beauty products.
  138. SPF (Sun Protection Factor): A measure of how well a sunscreen protects the skin from UVB rays, a critical factor in preventing sun damage.
  139. Squalane: A hydrating ingredient that mimics the skin’s natural oils, providing moisture without feeling heavy.
  140. Tamanu Oil: A tropical nut oil known for its skin-healing and anti-inflammatory properties, often used to treat acne and scarring.
  141. TCA Peel (Trichloroacetic Acid): A type of chemical peel that exfoliates the skin, improving texture and appearance.
  142. Tea Tree Oil: An essential oil known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, often used in acne treatments.
  143. Thickeners: Ingredients added to skincare products to enhance their texture and stability.
  144. Toner: A liquid product applied after cleansing to restore the skin’s pH balance and remove any remaining impurities.
  145. Tranexamic Acid: A synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, used in skincare to brighten skin and reduce hyperpigmentation.
  146. Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL): The amount of water that evaporates from the skin, which can affect hydration levels and skin health.
  147. Tremella Mushroom: A type of fungus used in skincare for its hydrating and anti-aging benefits, sometimes called the “beauty mushroom.”
  148. Tsubaki Oil: Japanese camellia oil, rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D, and E, used to nourish and moisturize the skin.
  149. Ultherapy: A non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production.

Makeup glossary


  1. Airbrush Makeup: A technique that uses an airbrush machine to apply makeup as a fine mist, creating a flawless, even finish.
  2. All-Over Shadow: An eyeshadow used to create a consistent wash of color across the entire eyelid.
  3. Baking: A technique where translucent powder is applied heavily and left on the skin for several minutes to set the foundation, then brushed off.
  4. Balm Stain: A lip product that combines the moisture of a balm with the long-lasting color of a stain.
  5. BB Cream (Beauty Balm): A multi-purpose product that combines skincare and makeup, offering hydration, SPF, and light coverage.
  6. Blending: The process of smoothly integrating makeup products on the skin to create a seamless look.
  7. Blush: A colored cosmetic applied to the cheeks to add a flush of color.
  8. Brow Lamination: A semi-permanent treatment that straightens and lifts eyebrow hairs for a fuller, more defined look.
  9. Brow Pomade: A creamy, pigmented product used to fill in and define eyebrows.
  10. Bronzer: A powder or cream product that gives the skin a sun-kissed or tan appearance.
  11. Brow Gel: A product used to shape and set eyebrow hairs in place.
  12. Cake Liner: A type of eyeliner that comes in a solid, cake-like form and is activated with water.
  13. Cateye: A winged eyeliner look that extends upwards and outwards from the outer corner of the eye, resembling a cat’s eye shape.
  14. CC Cream (Color Correcting Cream): A tinted cream that provides hydration, SPF, and color correction for the skin.
  15. Colour Corrector: A colored concealer used to neutralize specific skin discolorations, such as redness or dark circles.
  16. Concealer: A pigmented cosmetic used to cover blemishes, dark circles, and other skin imperfections.
  17. Contouring: A technique used to define and enhance facial structure using darker shades of makeup.
  18. Cream Blush: A blush formula with a creamy texture that blends easily into the skin for a natural flush of color.
  19. Cruelty-Free: Makeup products that have been developed without animal testing.
  20. Crease Brush: A brush specifically designed to apply and blend eyeshadow in the crease of the eyelid.
  21. Cushion Foundation: A liquid foundation housed in a compact with a cushion applicator, allowing for easy, on-the-go application.
  22. Cut Crease: A technique where eyeshadow is applied in a way that sharply defines the crease, creating a contrast with the eyelid color.
  23. Dewy Finish: A makeup look that gives the skin a radiant and moist appearance.
  24. Doe Foot Applicator: A wand with a flat, slanted tip resembling a deer’s foot, often used for applying liquid lipsticks or concealers.
  25. Double Cleansing: A two-step cleansing method, often used to remove makeup, starting with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser.
  26. Duochrome: Eyeshadow or pigment that appears to change color depending on the angle of light.
  27. Eyebrow Pencil: A pencil used to fill in, shape, and define eyebrows.
  28. Eyebrow Powder: A powder product used to fill in and define eyebrows, often providing a softer look than pencils or pomades.
  29. Eyelash Curler: A tool used to curl eyelashes, enhancing their appearance and making them appear longer.
  30. Eyeliner: A cosmetic used to define the eyes, applied around the contours of the eye.
  31. Eyeliner Brush: A thin, precise brush used for applying eyeliner along the lash line or creating detailed looks.
  32. Eyeshadow: A cosmetic applied to the eyelids and surrounding area to add color, depth, or highlight the eyes.
  33. Eyeshadow Primer: A base applied to the eyelids to enhance the color and longevity of eyeshadow.
  34. Falsies: Colloquial term for false eyelashes.
  35. False Eyelashes: Synthetic or natural hair fibers applied to the lash line to enhance eyelash length and fullness.
  36. Fan Brush: A brush with a fan-shaped bristle arrangement, used for gentle application of powders or sweeping away excess product.
  37. Foiling: A technique where a damp brush is used to apply eyeshadow or pigment, intensifying the color and creating a metallic finish.
  38. Foundation: A skin-colored makeup applied to the face to create an even, uniform color, conceal flaws, and, sometimes, change the natural skin tone.
  39. Gel Eyeliner: An eyeliner formula with a gel consistency, often providing intense color and precision in application.
  40. Glitter: Small, reflective particles used in makeup to add a sparkling effect.
  41. Gloss: A cosmetic product that gives lips a shiny, lustrous appearance.
  42. Graphic Liner: Bold, creative eyeliner looks that use unconventional shapes, colors, or patterns.
  43. HD Makeup (High Definition): Makeup products designed to look natural and flawless under high-definition photography and video.
  44. Highlighter: A product that reflects light, used to emphasize the high points of the face, like cheekbones and brow bones.
  45. Highlighting: Using a shimmery or light-reflective product to enhance and brighten specific areas of the face.
  46. Hybrid Makeup: Makeup products that combine multiple benefits or formulas, such as a foundation with skincare ingredients.
  47. Inner Corner Highlight: Applying a light, shimmery eyeshadow or highlighter to the inner corner of the eye to brighten and open up the eyes.
  48. Intuitive Makeup: An approach to makeup that focuses on enhancing one’s natural features rather than following strict rules or trends.
  49. Kabuki Brush: A dense brush used for the application of powder, bronzer, or blush.
  50. Kohl: A soft powder or pencil used, especially around the eyes, to darken and define.
  51. Lash Lift: A semi-permanent treatment that curls and lifts the natural lashes, creating the appearance of longer, more voluminous lashes.
  52. Lash Primer: A product applied before mascara to enhance the volume and length of lashes.
  53. Lash Serum: A product designed to nourish and promote the growth of eyelashes.
  54. Lip Balm: A moisturizing product applied to the lips to hydrate and protect them.
  55. Lip Gloss: A cosmetic that adds shine and sometimes color to the lips.
  56. Lip Liner: A pencil or product used to outline and define the lips, helping to prevent lipstick from bleeding.
  57. Lip Plumper: A product that temporarily enhances lip volume and fullness.
  58. Lip Stain: A type of lip color that, once applied, is absorbed by the skin and has a long-lasting effect.
  59. Lipstick: A cosmetic product containing pigments and oils, applied to the lips to add color and texture.
  60. Liquid Eyeliner: An eyeliner with a liquid formula, often used for creating precise, bold lines.
  61. Liquid Lipstick: A lip color with a liquid formula, offering high pigmentation and typically a longer-lasting finish than traditional lipsticks.
  62. Loose Powder: A finely milled powder used to set makeup, reduce shine, or provide a matte finish.
  63. Luminizer: A product that adds a luminous glow to the skin without the shimmer or glitter of a traditional highlighter.
  64. Magnetic Lashes: False eyelashes that adhere to the natural lashes using tiny magnets instead of glue.
  65. Makeup Base: A product applied before foundation to improve the application and longevity of makeup.
  66. Makeup Brushes: Tools with bristles used to apply and blend makeup products.
  67. Makeup Primer: A product applied before makeup to create a smooth base, improve longevity, and sometimes address specific concerns like redness or pores.
  68. Makeup Remover: A product designed to remove makeup from the skin, available in various forms such as wipes, oils, or micellar water.
  69. Makeup Sponge: A soft, porous sponge used to apply and blend makeup products evenly.
  70. Mascara: A cosmetic used to darken, lengthen, and thicken the eyelashes.
  71. Mascara Wand: The brush attached to the mascara tube, used to apply the product to the lashes.
  72. Matte Finish: A flat, shine-free finish in makeup products, particularly common in foundations and lipsticks.
  73. Micellar Water: A cleanser used to remove makeup and impurities from the skin, consisting of micelles that attract dirt and oil.
  74. Mineral Makeup: Makeup products made from minerals that are often recommended for sensitive or acne-prone skin.
  75. Monochromatic Makeup: A makeup look that uses variations of a single color or hue on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.
  76. Mousse: A lightweight, airy makeup product, often used in foundations or blushes.
  77. Multichrome: An eyeshadow or pigment that shifts between more than two colors depending on the angle and lighting.
  78. Nail Art: Decorative designs or patterns created on fingernails or toenails using nail polish, stickers, or other embellishments.
  79. Nail Polish: A colored lacquer applied to fingernails or toenails.
  80. Nail Stamping: A technique that uses a stamping plate and special polish to transfer intricate designs onto the nails.
  81. Neutral Shades: Colors that are subdued and not overly bright or bold, often used for a natural makeup look.
  82. No-Makeup Makeup: A makeup look that focuses on enhancing natural features while appearing minimal and barely-there.
  83. Ombre Lips: A lip makeup technique where two or more lipstick shades are blended to create a gradient effect.
  84. Overline: A technique where lip liner is applied slightly above the natural lip line to create the illusion of fuller lips.
  85. Palette: A collection of makeup colors, usually for eyeshadow, blush, or contouring, housed together.
  86. Pan: The container or compartment that holds a pressed powder or cream makeup product.
  87. Pigment: A highly concentrated color powder that can be used in various makeup products.
  88. Powder: A cosmetic used to set makeup, mattify the skin, or provide coverage.
  89. Powder Foundation: A foundation formula in a powder form that can be used dry for light coverage or damp for more full coverage.
  90. Pressed Powder: A compact powder used to set makeup, touch up during the day, or control shine.
  91. Primer: A base applied before makeup to improve its longevity and appearance.
  92. Puff: A small pad used to apply powder to the skin.
  93. Red Lipstick: A classic makeup item, red lipstick is used to add bold color to the lips.
  94. Reverse Contouring: A technique that uses light shades to highlight and bring forward areas of the face, as opposed to traditional contouring which uses darker shades to recede areas.
  95. Rouge: A term for blush or cheek color.
  96. Satin Finish: A makeup finish that falls between matte and dewy, providing a soft, radiant look without appearing overly shiny.
  97. Setting Powder: A powder applied after makeup to set it in place and extend its wear.
  98. Setting Spray: A spray used to set makeup, helping to extend its longevity and sometimes providing a specific finish (matte or dewy).
  99. Shading: Using makeup to create depth and dimension on the face, often with contouring products.
  100. Sheer Coverage: Light makeup coverage that allows the skin’s natural complexion to show through.
  101. Smoky Eye: A makeup technique that uses a blend of eyeshadow colors to create a soft, smudged look around the eyes.
  102. Sponge: A tool used to apply and blend liquid or cream makeup products.
  103. Spot Concealing: Applying concealer only to specific areas that need coverage, such as blemishes or dark spots, rather than all over the face.
  104. Stippling: A makeup application technique that involves gently tapping or bouncing a brush or sponge against the skin to blend product.
  105. Stippling Brush: A brush designed to apply makeup in a stippling motion, creating a flawless, airbrushed finish.
  106. Strobing: A highlighting technique that emphasizes brightness in specific areas of the face to create a radiant look.
  107. Swatch: A small sample of a makeup product applied to the skin to test its color or texture.
  108. Tapered Brush: A brush that gradually narrows to a point, used for precise application of makeup.
  109. Tight Lining: Applying eyeliner along the waterline or directly into the lash line to create a fuller, more defined lash look.
  110. Tinted Brow Gel: A brow gel that contains pigment to help fill in and define brows while setting them in place.
  111. Tinted Moisturizer: A lightweight, colored moisturizer that provides a hint of coverage while hydrating the skin.
  112. Toner: A liquid product used after cleansing to balance the skin’s pH, remove residual impurities, and sometimes provide additional benefits like hydration or exfoliation.
  113. Translucent Powder: A sheer, colorless powder used to set makeup without adding coverage or altering the color of the base makeup.
  114. Tubing Mascara: A mascara formula that creates a tube-like coating around each lash, making it less likely to smudge or flake.
  115. Under-Eye Concealer: A type of concealer specifically formulated to cover dark circles and brighten the under-eye area.
  116. Vegan Makeup: Makeup products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
  117. Waterline: The inner rim of the eyelid, where eyeliner is often applied to define the eye.
  118. Waterproof Makeup: Makeup formulated to resist water and not easily smudge or wash off.
  119. Winged Liner: Eyeliner that is extended beyond the outer corner of the eye, creating a ‘winged’ effect.
  120. Z Palette: A customizable, empty palette that allows individuals to insert their preferred makeup pans, typically eyeshadows or blushes.

Beauty Glossary | The Terms Every Beauty Addict Should Know!


  1. Afro: A hairstyle characterized by a rounded, full shape and tightly curled hair.
  2. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Rinse: A hair treatment using diluted apple cider vinegar to clarify and balance the hair and scalp.
  3. Alopecia: Hair loss from areas where hair is usually present.
  4. Argan Oil: A plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree, commonly used in haircare for its moisturizing properties.
  5. Baby Hairs: The fine, short hairs along the hairline, often styled to lay flat against the forehead.
  6. Balyage: A hair coloring technique where color is painted on to create a graduated, more natural-looking highlight effect.
  7. Bangs: Hair cut short and worn covering the forehead.
  8. Barrel Curls: A type of curl created using a curling iron with a cylindrical barrel.
  9. Biotin: A vitamin associated with hair growth and health.
  10. Blowout: A hair styling technique that involves drying hair with a blow dryer while shaping it with a brush.
  11. Bobby Pins: Small pins used to hold hair in place.
  12. Bouffant: A hairstyle characterized by hair piled high on the head and sometimes puffed out at the crown.
  13. Box Braids: A protective hairstyle where hair is divided into square-shaped sections and braided.
  14. Braids: A complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of hair.
  15. Breakage: The snapping or breaking of hair strands, often due to damage or stress.
  16. Brush: A haircare tool with bristles used to detangle, style, or smooth hair.
  17. Bun: A hairstyle where hair is pulled back and wrapped into a knot or coil.
  18. Chignon: A knot or coil of hair arranged on the back of a woman’s head.
  19. Clarifying Shampoo: A type of shampoo designed to remove buildup from hair products, oil, and other residues.
  20. Clip-In Extensions: Temporary hair extensions that are attached to the hair using small clips.
  21. Co-washing: Washing the hair with conditioner only, a method often used by people with very dry or curly hair.
  22. Comb: A haircare tool with teeth used for detangling, parting, or styling hair.
  23. Cornrows: Tight, often intricate, braids that are plaited close to the scalp.
  24. Cowlick: A section of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest, often creating a swirl pattern.
  25. Crimping: A styling method where hair is pressed into small, sawtooth waves using a crimping iron.
  26. Curl Activator: A hair product designed to enhance and define natural curls.
  27. Curl Cream: A hair product designed to enhance and define natural curls.
  28. Curl Pattern: The natural shape of curls or waves in hair, often categorized by letters and numbers (e.g., 3A, 4C).
  29. Curling Iron: A tool used to curl the hair.
  30. Cuticle: The outermost layer of the hair shaft, which protects the hair.
  31. Deep Conditioning: A hair treatment that conditions the hair beyond the surface level, often providing moisture or protein to improve hair health.
  32. Detangler: A hair product used to smooth and separate hair strands, easing the process of combing or brushing.
  33. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone): A hormone linked to hair loss in cases of androgenetic alopecia.
  34. Diffuser: An attachment for a hair dryer that disperses the air flow to enhance and maintain natural curls.
  35. Dreadlocks: Rope-like strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair.
  36. Dry Shampoo: A type of hair product that absorbs oil from the scalp and hair, allowing for longer periods between washes.
  37. Durag: A close-fitting cloth worn on the head to protect hairstyles, particularly during sleep.
  38. Edge Control: A hair product used to smooth and lay down baby hairs along the hairline.
  39. Elasticity: The ability of hair to stretch and return to its original length without breaking.
  40. Ends: The tips of the hair, often where damage is most visible.
  41. Extensions: Hairpieces that are attached to one’s natural hair to add length and/or fullness.
  42. Fade: A haircut where the hair is gradually tapered from longer to shorter, often down to the skin.
  43. Finger Coils: A styling method where hair is twisted around the fingers to create defined coils.
  44. Flat Iron: A heated hair tool used to straighten hair.
  45. Flyaways: Small, fine hairs that stand up or stray from the rest, often due to static or frizz.
  46. Follicle: The skin cavity from which the hair grows.
  47. French Braid: A braiding technique where hair is divided into three sections and crossed over each other, gradually adding more hair to each section as you braid.
  48. Frizz: Hair that has a fuzzy texture due to dryness or humidity.
  49. Frohawk: A hairstyle that combines an afro and a mohawk, with the sides of the head shaved and the curly hair in the middle styled upwards.
  50. Gel: A hair styling product that provides hold and can be used to define curls or slick hair down.
  51. Gloss: A semi-permanent hair treatment that adds shine and can slightly alter the hair color.
  52. Gray Hair: Hair that has lost its pigment, typically associated with aging.
  53. Hair Accessories: Items used to decorate or hold hair in place, such as barrettes, hair ties, or headbands.
  54. Hair Biology: The study of the structure, growth, and characteristics of human hair.
  55. Hairbrush: A tool with bristles used for brushing, detangling, and styling hair.
  56. Hair Cuticle: The outermost layer of the hair shaft, composed of overlapping scales that protect the inner layers.
  57. Hair Density: The number of individual hair strands per square inch on the scalp.
  58. Hair Dryer: An electrical device that blows hot air to dry and style wet hair.
  59. Hair Dye: A product used to change the color of hair, either temporarily or permanently.
  60. Hair Elasticity: The hair’s ability to stretch and return to its original length without breaking.
  61. Hairline: The edge of a person’s hair, especially on the forehead.
  62. Hair Loss: The thinning or complete loss of hair from areas where it typically grows.
  63. Hair Mask: A deep conditioning treatment that is left on the hair for an extended period to provide intense nourishment.
  64. Hair Mist: A lightweight hair perfume or refresher spray that adds fragrance and can provide light hold.
  65. Hair Oils: Oils used to moisturize, nourish, and protect the hair and scalp, such as coconut oil, argan oil, or jojoba oil.
  66. Hair Porosity: The hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, determined by the openness of the hair cuticle.
  67. Hair Removal: The practice of removing hair from the body, including methods such as shaving, waxing, or laser treatment.
  68. Hair Serum: A hair product that adds shine and smooths frizz, often providing a protective barrier against heat and environmental factors.
  69. Hair Spray: A common hair styling product that holds hair in place.
  70. Hair Structure: The physical makeup of a hair strand, consisting of the cuticle, cortex, and medulla.
  71. Hair Texture: The overall feel and appearance of hair, such as fine, coarse, smooth, or rough.
  72. Hair Tie: An elastic band used to secure hair in a ponytail, bun, or other style.
  73. Hair Toner: A product used to neutralize brassy or yellow tones in blonde or lightened hair.
  74. Hair Transplant: A surgical procedure that moves hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another to treat baldness or thinning hair.
  75. Hair Type: A classification system for hair based on texture, thickness, and curl pattern, often ranging from type 1 (straight) to type 4 (coily).
  76. Half-Up, Half-Down: A hairstyle where the top half of the hair is pulled back or styled while the bottom half is left down.
  77. Halo Braid: A braided hairstyle that wraps around the head like a halo, often with loose hair cascading underneath.
  78. Hard Water: Water with a high mineral content that can cause buildup on the hair and scalp.
  79. Haversian Canal: A passageway located within a hair follicle that provides nourishment to the hair and controls hair growth.
  80. Headband: An accessory worn around the head to hold hair back or add decoration.
  81. Head Wrap: A piece of fabric wrapped around the head to protect or style hair.
  82. Heat Damage: Damage caused to the hair by excessive use of heat styling tools, leading to dryness, breakage, and split ends.
  83. Heat Protectant: A product applied to hair before using heat styling tools to prevent damage.
  84. High Porosity Hair: Hair with a highly raised cuticle layer, allowing moisture to easily enter and exit the hair shaft.
  85. Highlights: Sections of hair that are dyed lighter than the surrounding hair.
  86. Hormonal Hair Loss: Hair loss caused by hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause.
  87. Hot Oil Treatment: A process where warm oil is applied to the hair and scalp to moisturize and treat damaged hair.
  88. Humectants: Ingredients in hair products that attract moisture from the environment to the hair.
  89. Inversion Method: A technique purported to encourage hair growth by flipping your head over to increase blood flow to the scalp.
  90. Ionic Technology: A feature in hair dryers that generates negative ions to reduce frizz and enhance shine.
  91. Keratin: A protein that is a primary component of hair, nails, and skin.
  92. Keratin Treatment: A chemical treatment for hair that makes it appear smoother and less frizzy.
  93. Knotless Braids: A braiding technique where hair extensions are incorporated into the braid without creating a visible knot at the base.
  94. Lace Closure: A hairpiece made with a lace base and human or synthetic hair, used to create a natural-looking hairline when wearing wigs or weaves.
  95. Layered Cut: A haircut that creates variable lengths throughout the hair, adding dimension and movement.
  96. Layering: Cutting hair at different lengths throughout to create various levels of volume and texture.
  97. Leave-in Conditioner: A type of conditioner applied to hair after shampooing and left in until the next wash to provide continuous moisture.
  98. Lob (Long Bob): A haircut that is longer than a traditional bob, typically ending around the base of the neck.
  99. Low Pony: A ponytail styled at the nape of the neck or lower.
  100. Low Porosity Hair: Hair that has a tightly bound cuticle layer, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate.
  101. Lowlights: The opposite of highlights; adding darker strands of color to the hair.
  102. Man Bun: A hairstyle where long hair is pulled back and secured in a bun at the crown of the head, typically worn by men.
  103. Medulla: The innermost layer of the hair shaft, which is not always present and is more prominent in thicker hair.
  104. Micro braids: Tiny, individual braids created by interweaving natural hair with extensions or natural hair alone.
  105. Microfiber Towel: A towel made from fine, absorbent fibers that is gentler on hair and can help reduce frizz when drying.
  106. Minoxidil: An over-the-counter treatment for hair loss that stimulates hair growth.
  107. Mousse: A lightweight styling product that adds volume and hold.
  108. Natural Hair: Hair that has not been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers.
  109. Nioxin: A brand of haircare products specifically designed for thinning hair.
  110. No-Poo Method: A haircare approach that involves washing hair with conditioner only, avoiding traditional shampoos.
  111. Ombre: A hair coloring technique where the hair transitions from a darker color at the roots to a lighter color at the ends.
  112. Olaplex: A brand of hair treatments that helps to repair and prevent damage from chemical processing and heat styling.
  113. Paddle Brush: A large, flat brush used for detangling and smoothing hair.
  114. Part: The division of hair to create a desired style or direction.
  115. Perimeter Braid: A hairstyle where a braid is created around the edge of the hairline, like a headband.
  116. Perm: A chemical treatment that alters the hair structure to produce curls or waves.
  117. Pigment: The natural coloring matter of the hair.
  118. Pineapple: A hairstyle for curly hair where it is gathered loosely at the top of the head, resembling a pineapple.
  119. Pixie Cut: A short, layered women’s haircut.
  120. Pomade: A styling product that adds shine and hold, often used for sculpting hairstyles.
  121. Ponytail: A hairstyle where the hair is pulled back and secured with a hair tie.
  122. Pre-Poo: A treatment applied before shampooing to protect hair from the stripping effects of shampoo.
  123. Pressing comb: A heated comb used to straighten hair temporarily.
  124. Protein Treatment: A hair treatment designed to strengthen and repair damaged hair by replenishing proteins.
  125. Purple Shampoo: A shampoo with purple pigments used to neutralize brassy or yellow tones in blonde or grey hair.
  126. Razor Cut: A haircutting technique using a razor blade to create a textured, layered look.
  127. Relaxer: A chemical treatment used to permanently straighten curly or kinky hair.
  128. Revlon One-Step: A popular hair tool that combines a hair dryer and brush for easy blow-drying and styling.
  129. Rice Water Rinse: A DIY hair treatment made from fermented rice water, believed to promote hair growth and strength.
  130. Roots: The part of the hair closest to the scalp.
  131. Root Shadow: A hair coloring technique that creates a darker shade at the roots, blending into the rest of the hair color.
  132. Satin Pillowcase: A pillowcase made from satin to reduce hair breakage and maintain hair moisture while sleeping.
  133. Scalp: The skin that covers the head where hair grows.
  134. Scalp Brush: A brush designed to massage the scalp and stimulate blood flow, often used during shampooing.
  135. Scalp Cleanser: A product specifically designed to cleanse and exfoliate the scalp, removing buildup and promoting healthy hair growth.
  136. Scalp Massage: Gently rubbing or kneading the scalp with fingertips to promote blood flow and relaxation.
  137. Scalp Roller: A small, handheld microneedle roller used to stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth.
  138. Scrunchie: A hair tie covered in fabric, often used to secure ponytails or buns while reducing breakage.
  139. Sebum: The natural oil produced by the scalp, providing moisture and protection to the hair.
  140. Shag: A haircut with layered hair and often associated with a fringe.
  141. Shampoo Bar: A solid, bar form of shampoo that is often eco-friendly and free of harsh chemicals.
  142. Shampoo Brush: A brush with soft, silicone bristles used to gently massage the scalp while shampooing.
  143. Shears: Scissors used specifically for cutting hair.
  144. Shedding: The natural process of losing hair as part of the hair growth cycle.
  145. Silicones: Ingredients in hair products that smooth and coat the hair for a shinier appearance.
  146. Silk Press: A styling technique that uses heat to straighten natural hair temporarily.
  147. Slicked Back: A hairstyle where the hair is styled to lie flat against the scalp and directed away from the face.
  148. Space Buns: A hairstyle where hair is parted down the middle and gathered into two buns on either side of the head.
  149. Split Ends: The fraying or splitting of hair strands, typically caused by damage or wear.
  150. Straightening Iron: A tool used to straighten hair by applying heat.
  151. Sulfate-Free Shampoo: A shampoo that does not contain sulfates, which can be harsh and stripping on the hair.
  152. Sulfates: Chemicals used in shampoos that create lather but can strip natural oils from hair.
  153. Tape-in Extensions: Hair extensions that are pre-taped and applied to small sections of hair near the root for added length or volume.
  154. Taper Fade: A haircut that gradually transitions from longer hair to shorter hair, with the shortest part fading into the skin.
  155. Tea Rinse: Rinsing hair with brewed tea, such as green or black tea, to promote shine, reduce shedding, or darken hair color.
  156. Teasing: A styling technique that involves combing hair backwards to create volume at the roots.
  157. Telogen Effluvium: A type of temporary hair loss caused by stress, shock, or certain medications.
  158. Texturizer: A mild chemical treatment used to loosen curls without completely straightening hair.
  159. Thermal Reconditioning: A permanent hair straightening method, also known as Japanese straightening.
  160. Thinning Hair: Hair that is gradually reducing in density.
  161. Thinning Shears: Scissors that have notched blades, used to thin out thick hair without altering the style.
  162. Topknot: A hairstyle where hair is gathered and tied into a knot or bun at the top of the head.
  163. Toner: A product used after bleaching hair to alter the undertone of the hair color.
  164. Tousled Hair: A deliberately messy or unstructured hairstyle.
  165. Traction Alopecia: Hair loss caused by consistent pulling or tension on the hair, often from tight hairstyles or extensions.
  166. Transitioning Hair: The process of growing out chemically treated hair and returning to one’s natural hair texture.
  167. Trichology: The branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.
  168. Trim: Cutting the ends of hair to maintain the current shape or to remove split ends.
  169. Twists: A hairstyle where sections of hair are twisted together to create a rope-like appearance.
  170. Twist-Out: A styling technique for curly hair where the hair is twisted in sections and then unwound to create defined curls.
  171. Two-Strand Twists: A twisting method where hair is divided into sections and each section is twisted around itself to create a twisted rope appearance.
  172. Undercut: A hairstyle where the sides and/or back of the head are shaved or cut very short while the top hair remains longer.
  173. Updo: A hairstyle where the hair is arranged and secured above or at the back of the head.
  174. UV Protection: Hair products that contain ingredients to protect hair from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.
  175. Velcro Rollers: Hair rollers made with Velcro material that grip the hair without the need for pins or clips.
  176. Volumizer: A product that lifts the hair and creates a fuller appearance.
  177. Wash and Go: A styling method for curly or textured hair that involves washing, applying product, and allowing hair to air dry.
  178. Wash Day: The day dedicated to thoroughly washing, conditioning, and styling one’s hair, particularly for those with curly or textured hair.
  179. Waves: A gentle, flowing hair pattern that is less curly than typical curls.
  180. Weave: A hairstyle that involves sewing or gluing in pieces of additional hair.
  181. Wig: A head covering made from real or synthetic hair.
  182. Wig Cap: A close-fitting cap worn under a wig to protect natural hair and secure the wig in place.
  183. Wrap: A hairstyle where the hair is combed around the head and secured with a scarf or wrap until it sets.
  184. Yaki Hair: A type of hair extension or wig that mimics the texture of relaxed or blown-out African American hair.
  185. Yarn Braids: A braided hairstyle where yarn is woven into the hair.
  186. Zero Fade: A haircut where the hair is gradually reduced to almost no length at the sides and back.

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  1. Absolute: A highly concentrated aromatic oil extracted from plants, often through solvent extraction.
  2. Accord: A balanced blend of notes that create a new, singular scent.
  3. Aftershave: A scented liquid, gel, or lotion applied to the skin after shaving to soothe and moisturize.
  4. Aldehydes: Organic compounds used in perfumery to add freshness or a floral quality.
  5. Amber: A sweet, resinous scent often used in oriental fragrances.
  6. Ambergris: A waxy substance produced in the digestive system of sperm whales, used as a fixative in perfumery.
  7. Ambroxan: A synthetic compound that mimics the scent of ambergris, providing a warm, musky aroma.
  8. Animalic: Fragrance notes that evoke animal scents, often musky or intense.
  9. Aoud: See Oud.
  10. Aquatic: A clean, fresh scent reminiscent of water.
  11. Aromatic: Fragrances characterized by fresh, herbaceous notes.
  12. Aromatherapy: The practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefits.
  13. Attar (Ittar): Traditional, highly concentrated perfume oils from the Middle East.
  14. Balsamic: Rich, warm notes often derived from resins or tree saps.
  15. Base Notes: The longest-lasting notes in a perfume, providing depth and solidity.
  16. Bay Rum: A type of aftershave with a spicy, woody scent derived from West Indian bay leaves.
  17. Bergamot: A citrus fruit whose essence is commonly used in the top notes of fragrances.
  18. Benzoin: A balsamic resin with a sweet, vanilla-like aroma used as a fixative in perfumes.
  19. Body Mist: A lighter, less concentrated form of fragrance.
  20. Body Spray: A lightweight, less intense version of a fragrance, typically used for all-over application.
  21. Bouquet: A term used to describe a blend of several floral notes.
  22. Camphor: A organic compound extracted from plants, with a penetrating, medicinal aroma.
  23. Chai: A spicy fragrance note reminiscent of the Indian tea blend, often featuring cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.
  24. Chypre: A fragrance family characterized by a warm, mossy-woody base with citrus top notes.
  25. Civet: A musky, animalic scent originally derived from the glands of the civet cat, now often synthetically produced.
  26. Cistus: A plant whose labdanum resin is used for its amber-like quality in perfumes.
  27. Citrus: A category of fresh, tangy fragrances from fruits like lemon, lime, and orange.
  28. Clary Sage: An herbaceous plant with a nutty, slightly floral scent used in aromatherapy and perfumery.
  29. Clone: A fragrance designed to closely mimic another, often more expensive, scent.
  30. Cologne (Eau de Cologne): A light form of fragrance with a low concentration of oils.
  31. Compound: A mixture of two or more aromatic materials used in perfumery.
  32. Concentration: The strength of a fragrance based on the percentage of perfume oils to alcohol.
  33. Coumarin: A fragrant organic compound with a sweet, hay-like scent, used in many perfumes.
  34. Decant: A small portion of a fragrance poured from a larger bottle, often for sampling or travel.
  35. Diffuser: A device used to disperse essential oils or fragrances into the air.
  36. Dossier: A collection of perfume samples or a scent library.
  37. Dry Down: The final phase of a fragrance’s evaporation, where the base notes are most noticeable.
  38. Dupe: See Clone.
  39. EDP (Eau de Parfum): A perfume with a relatively high concentration of fragrance oils.
  40. EDT (Eau de Toilette): A lighter perfume with a lower concentration of fragrance oils than EDP.
  41. Elemi: A tree resin with a spicy, lemony scent used in incense and perfumery.
  42. Enfleurage: A traditional method of extracting delicate floral scents using odorless fats.
  43. Essential Oil: A volatile material extracted from natural sources, used in perfumery.
  44. Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss): A lichen used as a fixative and for its earthy, woody scent in perfumes.
  45. Extrait: The most concentrated form of a fragrance, with a high percentage of aromatic compounds.
  46. Fahrenheit: A scale used to measure temperature, occasionally referenced in perfumery discussions.
  47. Fern: Refers to the fougère family, with fragrances that are typically fresh and woodsy.
  48. Fijian Water Lotus: An aquatic, floral note used in perfumery.
  49. Fixative: An ingredient used to slow down the evaporation of other fragrance notes, extending the life of the scent.
  50. Flanker: A new perfume that is a variation of an existing fragrance.
  51. Floral: A fragrance family characterized by scents of flowers.
  52. Fougère: A fragrance family with a base of lavender, oakmoss, and coumarin.
  53. Fragrance Oil: A synthetic oil designed to mimic a specific scent, used in perfumery and home fragrance products.
  54. Fragrance Pyramid: The structure that categorizes perfume notes into top, middle, and base layers.
  55. Fragrance Wheel: A tool created to classify and suggest relationships between different scents.
  56. Frankincense: An aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes.
  57. Fresh: A scent category including clean, bright, and uplifting notes.
  58. Galbanum: A gum resin with a green, earthy scent used in perfumery.
  59. Gourmand: Fragrances that smell edible or dessert-like, often featuring notes of vanilla, chocolate, or coffee.
  60. Green: Describes fragrances that evoke the smell of fresh leaves and freshly cut grass.
  61. Heart Notes: The middle notes of a fragrance, representing the main elements of the scent.
  62. Hedione: A jasmine-like aroma molecule that adds a fresh, floral aspect to fragrances.
  63. Heliotrope: A flowering plant with a sweet, powdery scent often used in perfumes.
  64. Hyraceum: A petrified excrement of the Cape hyrax, used as a fixative and for its animalic scent in perfumery.
  65. Indolic: Scent notes that have a heavy, sometimes animalic quality associated with white flowers.
  66. Ionone: A compound used in perfumery for its violet-like aroma.
  67. ISO E Super: A synthetic compound used in many contemporary fragrances for its woody, amber-like scent.
  68. Jasmine: A common floral note in perfumery with a rich, sweet, and slightly green scent.
  69. Labdanum: A resin obtained from rockrose plants, used for its amber-like scent.
  70. Leather: A fragrance family characterized by smoky, rich, and animalic scents.
  71. Lilial: A synthetic compound with a floral, muguet-like scent, now restricted in many countries due to potential health concerns.
  72. Linalool: A naturally occurring compound found in many flowers and spice plants, used in perfumery for its floral aroma.
  73. Longevity: The length of time a fragrance remains detectable on the skin.
  74. Maceration: The process of aging a perfume mixture to enhance the interaction of ingredients.
  75. Middle Notes: See Heart Notes.
  76. Muguet: The French term for lily of the valley, a delicate floral scent used in perfumery.
  77. Musk: Originally derived from animals, now often synthetically recreated to provide a base note in many perfumes.
  78. Myrrh: An aromatic resin with a warm, balsamic scent used in perfumery and incense.
  79. Néroli: An essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, often used in perfumery.
  80. Niche Fragrance: Artisanal or independently produced perfumes, often with unique or high-quality ingredients.
  81. Note: An individual scent or layer within a fragrance.
  82. Olfactory: Relating to the sense of smell.
  83. Olfactory Bulb: A structure in the forebrain involved in the perception of odors.
  84. Olfactory Pyramid: See Fragrance Pyramid.
  85. Oriental: A fragrance family featuring rich and warm notes like vanilla and musk.
  86. Oud (Agarwood): A highly valued wood resin with a complex, warm, and woody scent used in perfumery.
  87. Parfum (Perfume): The highest concentration of fragrance oils, offering a long-lasting scent.
  88. Patchouli: A herbaceous plant whose oil is commonly used in perfumery for its earthy, sweet, and spicy aroma.
  89. Perfumer: A professional who creates and composes fragrances.
  90. Perfume Organ: A collection of fragrance ingredients used by perfumers to create scents.
  91. Perfumery: The art and science of creating perfumes.
  92. Petrichor: The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.
  93. Pheromones: Chemicals secreted or excreted that trigger a social response in members of the same species, sometimes claimed to be an ingredient in fragrances.
  94. Phthalates: A group of chemicals used in some fragrances as fixatives and solvents, sometimes associated with health concerns.
  95. Powdery: A scent description indicating soft, dry, and clean notes.
  96. Projection: The distance a fragrance scent travels from the skin.
  97. Reformulation: The process of changing a fragrance’s composition due to ingredient availability, regulations, or cost.
  98. Resin: A solid or highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin, used in perfumes for its fixative properties.
  99. Rose: A classic floral note in perfumery, used for its sweet and aromatic scent.
  100. Sachet: A small scented bag used to perfume clothes or drawers.
  101. Sandalwood: A type of wood known for its soft, warm, and creamy scent, commonly used in fragrances.
  102. Sillage: The trail of scent left by a fragrance.
  103. Soliflore: A fragrance that focuses on a single floral scent.
  104. Somen: A naturally-derived ingredient, similar to ambergris, used as a fixative in perfumery.
  105. Spicy: A fragrance note category characterized by warm, often exotic spices.
  106. Sprayer: The atomizer or nozzle used to dispense a fragrance from a bottle.
  107. Synthetic: Artificially created ingredients used in the formulation of fragrances.
  108. Terpenes: Organic compounds produced by a variety of plants, contributing to the scent of essential oils.
  109. Tincture: A solution where a scent is extracted by dissolving ingredients in alcohol.
  110. Tolu Balsam: A resin with a sweet, warm, and spicy scent used in perfumery.
  111. Tonka Bean: The seed of a South American tree, used in perfumery for its sweet, warm, and nutty scent.
  112. Top Notes: The initial, lighter scents in a fragrance, which evaporate quickly.
  113. Tuberose: A night-blooming plant with a heady, sweet floral scent used in perfumery.
  114. Ultrasonic Diffuser: A device that uses high-frequency vibrations to disperse essential oils into the air.
  115. Vanilla: A popular and sweet fragrance note derived from vanilla pods.
  116. Vetiver: A grass whose roots are used to produce an earthy, woody scent in perfumery.
  117. Vintage: A term used to describe older formulations of a fragrance, often sought after by collectors.
  118. Violet: A delicate floral note with a sweet, powdery scent used in perfumery.
  119. Volatile: Describes fragrance ingredients that evaporate quickly.
  120. White Musk: A clean, fresh musk scent often used in modern perfumery.
  121. Woody: A fragrance category characterized by dry, warm, and earthy scents.
  122. Ylang-Ylang: A tropical tree whose flowers are used to produce a fragrant essential oil with a sweet, floral scent.