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Water (Aqua), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract (and) Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar1 Cane) Extract (and) Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple2) Extract (and) Citrus Aurantium Dulcis14 (Orange) Extract (and) Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon)12 Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob Bean) Gum, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate8 (and) Propylene glycol3 (and) PVM/MA Copolymer4, Sea Salt13 & Water (Dead Sea Water), Hydroxyethylcellulose6, Glycoproteins9, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil75, Methylparaben, ImidazolidinylUrea, Fragrance10 (Perfume), 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol11.

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IngredientWhat it does
1sugarhumectant moisturizer; often used as a preservative substitute for glycerin
2sugar maplemoisturizing properties, not the same as glycolic or lactic acids nor does it exfoliate skin
3propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
4PVM/MA Copolymerbinder, film former, hair fixative, emulsion stabilizer, suspending agent, viscosity controlling agent
5Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oilemulsifier; surfactant
6hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
7hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
8glyceryl polymethacrylateFilm-former; controls viscosity in a product
9Glycoproteinsmoisturizer
10fragranceFragrance 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.
112-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-DiolPreservative
12(lemon)Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.
13sea saltsalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
14Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits

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