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Aqua, Glycerin17, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride22, Squalane2, Glycolic Acid18, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate19, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polydecene16, Peg-100 Stearate8, Polyacrylate-13, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Pca3, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract25, Carbomer, Polyisobutene6, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide5, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid13, Olea Europaea Leaf11 Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica Seed29 Extract4, Isomalt15, Gluconolactone20, Caprylyl Glycol23, Allantoin26, Wheat Amino Acids24, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol9, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin21, Aloe27 Barbadensis Leaf, Hydroxyproline, Lactobacillus14 Ferment, Gold28, Argania Spinosa Sprout Cell Extract, Lecithin12, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3810, Linalool.

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
3sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
4Salvia Hispanica Seed Extractemollient moisturizer
5potassium hydroxideAKA Lye is used in a tiny amount in skincare as a pH adjuster. Most commonly used in cleansers as a base for liquid soaps and in higher concentrations is a significant skin sensitizer.
6polyisobutenefilm-former; thickener
7Persea Gratissima Oilmoisturizing
8PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
9panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
10Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38an anti-aging peptide
11Olea Europaea Leafmoisturizing
12lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
13lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
14Lactobacillusmoisturizing
15isomaltHumectant moisturizer (from beet sugar); anti-caking & bulking agent
16hydrogenated polydecenebinding agent
17GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
18glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
19glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
20gluconolactoneserves as a skin conditioner/exfoliant (hydrolyses to Gluconic Acid) & chelator; also used as part of a preservative system
21cyclodextrinabsorbent & chelating agent; also used as a carrier vehicle for essential oils and other actives.
22Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
23caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
24Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
25Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extractfragrance masking
26allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
27aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
28goldGold is a well-known irritant and skin sensitizer, especially on the eyelids and rest of the face. Gold won the title of Allergen of the Year in 2001 from The American Contact Dermatitis Society. Claims of gold helping to create electric charges in skin to trigger wrinkle repair have not been proven in any scientific study.
29Salvia Hispanica Seeda rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid. A good source of antioxidants.

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