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Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol34, Glycerin22, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane35, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride31, Polysorbate 20, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone17, Polysilicone-1111, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae37) Extract, Coffea Arabica41 (Arabian Coffee) Seed Extract, Polyimide-1, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley42) Extract/Extrait D’Orge, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Pullulan, Phoenix Dactylifera40 (Date) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract18, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber29) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Boswellia Serrata36 Extract, Ergothioneine, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango16) Seed Butter, Acetyl Hexapeptide-821, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate10, Saccharide Isomerate, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract9, Caffeine32, Whey Protein1, Palmaria Palmata (Dulse) Extract, Glucosamine HCL23, Methyl Gluceth-2015, Acetyl Glucosamine24, Ethylhexylglycerin, Algae Extract, Caprylyl Glycol33, Triolein, Trehalose4, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Linoleic Acid, Isohexadecane, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Lactic Acid19, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer38, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate25, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Squalane6, Sodium PCA7, Urea3, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Polysorbate-80, Phospholipids12, Polyquaternium-51, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-8, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides13, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer39, Glycine26 Soja (Soybean) Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid14, Citric Acid30, Stearic Acid5 , Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose20, Potassium Sorbate, Silica8, Xanthan Gum, Parfum/Fragrance27, Disodium EDTA28, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4.

IngredientWhat it does
1Whey Proteinmoisturizer
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3ureaHumectant moisturizer; improves penetration of other ingredients; minimizes water loss; speeds up skin renewal; adjusts pH of a product. If you're in the UK and looking for urea products, check the ingredient list for "carbamide" instead. It's the same thing.
4trehalosehumectant moisturizer; skin-repairing ingredient
5stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
6squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
7sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
8silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
9rice extracthair & skin conditioner
10Propylene Glycol Dicaprategel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It is a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.
11polysilicone-11film forming silicone polymer
12phospholipidsemollient moisturizers
13Phytosteryl Canola Glyceridesmoisturizer
14palmitic acidemollient; emulsifier
15Methyl Gluceth-20water-soluble liquid moisturizer & emollient; has moisture-binding properties; also a foaming agent
16mangoan occlusive, skin-conditioning butter/oil; rich in fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. The extract is an antioxidant.
17lauryl PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethiconeskin/hair conditioner, emulsifier, and thickener
18Laminaria Digitata Extractskin protectant
19lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
20hydroxypropyl methylcelluloseBinds ingredients; stabilizes emulsions; film former; gelling & coating agent. Used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has also been used as a rate-controlling polymer for sustained-release dose forms. It has a high viscosity and is often used in ophthalmic preparations as artificial tears for dry eyes. In the US, it is available over-the-counter (OTC) in such products as Isopto Tears and Nature’s Tears.
21Hexapeptide-8moisturizing
22GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
23glucosamine hclused as a pH adjuster, anti-static agent
24Glucosamineantistatic moisturizer
25glyceryl polymethacrylateFilm-former; controls viscosity in a product
26glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
27fragranceFragrance in skin care is like spraying perfume on your face. Smells nice, but potentially irritating and damaging to your skin's acid mantle. Especially if these ingredients are high up on the ingredient list.
28disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
29cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
30citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
31Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
32caffeineconstricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
33caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
34butylene glycolsolvent; penetration enhancer; humectant moisturizer; in cleansing creams it dissolves dirt, avoids the product from drying too quickly during the removal stage & helps formulas spread better
35Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneMoisturizer, Foam Booster, Surfactant adjuvant
36boswellia serratagum resin of the Indian Frankincense tree; has research showing it has an anti-inflammatory effect on skin and can stimulate fibroblasts (cells that make collagen). However, it can also be a skin sensitizer and cause contact dermatitis. It's used in the manufacture of L'Oreal products as the anti-wrinkle agent "Boswelox", which has been criticized as being ineffective.
37algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
38alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
39acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymeremulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener
40Phoenix DactyliferaDate fruit extract, Phoenix Dactylifera in particular is an emollient antioxidant with skin smoothing properties. Early research suggests that applying a cream containing 5% date palm seed extract around the eyes for 5 weeks reduces the depth and improves the appearance of wrinkles. However, there is insufficient evidence to support this claim.
41Coffea Arabicaconstricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
42barleyskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten

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