Aqua (Water/Eau)*, Cellulose, Kaolin5, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin8, Isododecane6, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol11, Fragrance9 (Parfum), Pentylene Glycol3, Fructooligosacharrides, 1-2 Hexanediol7, Caprylyl Glycol12, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol1, Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract2, Acetyl Glucosamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Carnosine13, Disodium Phosphate10, Disodium Adenosine14, Triphosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Laminaria Digitata Extract4, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum.
* Cellular water.
|Ingredient||What it does|
|1propylene glycol||solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives|
|2Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract||fragrance masking|
|3pentylene glycol||synthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative|
|4Laminaria Digitata Extract||skin protectant|
|5kaolin||a clay much like any other, absorbs excess oil and dirt from skin. High in potassium and can be used in cleansers to give a silkier feel. Also has anti-caking properties; said to be ideal for sensitive skin.|
|6Isododecane||fragrant emollient solvent, with a matte finish|
|7Hexanediol||a solvent to dissolve things in a formula|
|8Glycerin||A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers|
|9fragrance||Fragrance 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.|
|10disodium phosphate||used to adjust a formula's pH|
|11Cetyl Alcohol||emollient 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|
|12caprylyl glycol||An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.|