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gloTherapeutics Vital Eye Cream .5 oz

IngredientWhat it does
1almond oilan emollient oil rich in fatty acids, great for dry skin
2salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
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.
4stearic 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.
5rutinantioxidant, emollient & anti-inflammatory
6quercetinantioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and skin-healer
7propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
8Potassium Cetyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
9polysorbate 60thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
10phytic acidantioxidant with moisturizing, deodorizing & chelating properties
11Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7a moisturizing regenerating peptide; may suppress the production of inflammation
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
13Isodecyl NeopentanoateSynthetic ester; Emollient
14hydrogenated palm glyceridesEmollient moisturizer; emulsifier; makes the product more viscous
15Hesperidin Methyl Chalconesaid to banish dark circles, treat skin redness and cellulite but not proven in any scientific study - studies on this ingredient were shown to be beneficial when taken as an oral supplement. Glucosyl hesperidin is a a water-soluble form that has potential as a potent antioxidant.
16GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
17glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
18glyceryl stearate SEself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
19evening primrosevery rich & delicate skin-friendly moisturizing oil; anti-inflammatory & great for eczema & psoriasis
20Dipeptide-2proven moisturizer; not clinically proven to de-puff the eye area
21CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
22citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
23chamomileanti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
24Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
25Cetyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
26Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
27benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
28benzoic acidanti-fungal preservative; a mild irritant to the skin, it can cause allergic reactions.
29benzethonium chlorideantistatic ingredient, deodorant, and cleansing ingredient
30allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
31Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powdermoisturizing
32Alcohol Denat.masking, solvent to dissolve things in a formula, viscosity controlling
33(palm) Oilemollient skin-conditioner; antioxidant
34aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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