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
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
Exfoliate: To scale off layers of skin.