As of November 2006, Health Canada mandates that all cosmetics sold in Canada must have the INCI (International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients) on the product label. The fact is that skoah is one of the few companies who comply with this regulation. You are not even allowed to write the common name in brackets:

hydrogenated polyisobutene (polysynlane/olive oil). That is no longer allowed. In fact MANY companies simply ‘omit’ certain ingredients simply to make their products look better. In addition they incorrectly list the ingredients so it appears as though the product is better than it is. Health Canada mandates that products list their ingredients beginning with the highest percentage.

To comply with these guidelines, the product ingredients lists are long and sound, to some people, a little scary. This is why it is CRITICAL that we know what the ingredients mean.