The carrier is the vehicle that allows the skin to absorb the active ingredients; the active ingredients are substances that provide the effectiveness of the product and additives to grant it the security, stability and consistency (among others) the set: preservatives, antioxidants, pH regulators.
The active ingredients of cosmetics ingredients are responsible for performing the function that is intended cosmetic. The active ingredients may be of plant, animal or synthetic origin. Some of them have spent more than a decade as the most popular and powerful. Others are newly discovered.
Additives are varied and are not essential for the cosmetic exercise its function, but their presence makes it more enjoyable because they are substances that improve product properties, easier to use, protect against biological or chemical agents, make you more pleasing to the eye or smell ...