Ingredients that help things which normally do not like to mix together (most notably water and oils) to do just that and form a nice, uniform mixture. Without them, your cosmetic product would separate into a watery part and an oily part.

Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol Arachidyl Glucoside Beheneth­‐20 Behenic Acid Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters C12-13 Pareth-3 C12-14 Pareth-12 C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate C20-40 Pareth-10 Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Cera Alba Ceteareth-12 Ceteareth-20 Ceteareth-25 Ceteareth-6 Olivate Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol Cetearyl Alcohol Cetearyl Glucoside Cetearyl Olivate Ceteth-20 Ceteth-24 Ceteth-3 Ceteth-5 Cetrimonium Bromide Cetrimonium Chloride Cetyl Alcohol Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone Cetyl Phosphate Cholesteryl Stearate Choleth-24 Cocamide Dea Cocamide Mea Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine Coceth-7 Cocoglycerides Coconut Acid Coconut Alcohol Dea-Cetyl Phosphate Dicetyl Phosphate Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate Dimethicone Peg-7 Phosphate Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer Disodium Cetearyl Sulfosuccinate Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Glyceryl Arachidonate Glyceryl Behenate Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate Glyceryl Caprylate Glyceryl Cocoate Glyceryl Laurate Glyceryl Linoleate Glyceryl Oleate Glyceryl Stearate Glyceryl Stearate Citrate Glyceryl Stearate Se Glyceryl Undecylenate Glycine Soja Protein Glycol Distearate Glycol Stearate Hexylene Glycol Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydrogenated Lecithin Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrate Hydroxystearic Acid Isoceteth-10 Isoceteth-20 Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate Isostearic Acid Lanolin Laureth-10 Laureth-12 Laureth-2 Laureth-23 Laureth-4 Laureth-7 Laureth-9 Lauric Acid Lauryl Alcohol Lecithin Linseed Acid Lysolecithin Methyl Gluceth-10 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate Methylsilanol Tri-Peg-8 Glyceryl Cocoate Myristic Acid Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate Octyldodeceth-16 Oleic Acid Oleth-10 Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters Palmitic Acid Peg-10 Isostearate Peg-10 Laurate Peg-10 Phytosterol Peg-10 Rapeseed Sterol Peg-10 Soy Sterol Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone Peg-12 Glyceryl Laurate Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate Peg-150 Distearate Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate Peg-16 Soy Sterol Peg-2 Castor Oil Peg-2 Soyamine Peg-20 Glyceryl Stearate Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate Peg-20 Sorbitan Cocoate Peg-20 Stearate Peg-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate Peg-30 Glyceryl Cocoate Peg-35 Castor Oil Peg-36 Castor Oil Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Peg-40 Sorbitan Peroleate Peg-40 Stearate Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate Peg-5 Rapeseed Sterol Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides Peg-6 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Peg-6 Methyl Ether Dimethicone Peg-6 Stearate Peg-60 Almond Glycerides Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Peg-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether Peg-8 Beeswax Peg-8 Isostearate Peg-8 Laurate Peg-8 Stearate Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Peg/Ppg-14/4 Dimethicone Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone Pentaerythrityl Distearate Phosphatidylcholine Poloxamer 184 Poloxamer 235 Poloxamer 338 Poloxamer 407 Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Succinate Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate Polyglyceryl-5 Trioleate Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate Polyglyceryl-6 Ricinoleate Polyglyceryl-6 Ximenia Americana Seedate Polyhydroxystearic Acid Polysorbate 20 Polysorbate 60 Polysorbate 80 Potassium Cetyl Phosphate Potassium Laurate Potassium Myristate Potassium Stearate Ppg-1-Peg-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether Ppg-5-Ceteth-20 Ppg-5-Laureth-5 Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract Shea Butter Glycereth-8 Esters Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate Sodium Oleate Sodium Olivate Sodium Palm Kernelate Sodium Peg-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Sodium Trideceth Sulfate Sorbeth-30 Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate Sorbitan Caprylate Sorbitan Isostearate Sorbitan Laurate Sorbitan Oleate Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer Sorbitan Olivate Sorbitan Palmitate Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate Sorbitan Sesquioleate Sorbitan Stearate Sorbitan Trioleate Sorbitan Tristearate Steareth-10 Steareth-2 Steareth-20 Steareth-21 Stearic Acid Stearyl Alcohol Sucrose Cocoate Sucrose Dilaurate Sucrose Distearate Sucrose Laurate Sucrose Palmitate Sucrose Polystearate Sucrose Stearate Tribehenin Peg-20 Esters Trideceth-6 Phosphate Zea Mays Oil