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 C10-30 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 Cetrimonium Bromide Cetrimonium Chloride Cetyl Alcohol Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone Cetyl Phosphate Cholesteryl Stearate Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine Coceth-7 Cocoglycerides Coconut Acid Coconut Alcohol Dea-Cetyl Phosphate Dicetyl Phosphate Dimethicone Peg-7 Phosphate Disodium Cetearyl Sulfosuccinate Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Glyceryl Behenate Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate Glyceryl Caprylate Glyceryl Cocoate Glyceryl Laurate Glyceryl Oleate Glyceryl Stearate Glyceryl Stearate Citrate Glyceryl Stearate Se Glyceryl Undecylenate Glycine Soja Protein Glycol Distearate Hexylene Glycol Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydrogenated Lecithin Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrate Hydroxystearic Acid Isoceteth-10 Isoceteth-20 Isostearic Acid Lanolin Laureth-2 Laureth-23 Laureth-4 Laureth-7 Laureth-9 Lauric Acid Lauryl Alcohol Lecithin Lysolecithin Methylsilanol Tri-Peg-8 Glyceryl Cocoate Myristic Acid 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-150 Distearate Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate Peg-16 Soy Sterol Peg-2 Castor Oil 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-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Peg-40 Sorbitan Peroleate Peg-40 Stearate Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Peg-8 Beeswax Peg-8 Isostearate Peg-8 Laurate Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone Pentaerythrityl Distearate Poloxamer 184 Poloxamer 235 Poloxamer 338 Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate 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 Laurate/Succinate Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate 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 Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract Shea Butter Glycereth-8 Esters Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate Sodium Oleate Sodium Olivate Sodium Peg-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate 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 Laurate Sucrose Palmitate Sucrose Polystearate Sucrose Stearate Trideceth-6 Phosphate Zea Mays Oil