Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol1, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Petrolatum4, Sorbitan Stearate, Camphor, Menthol5, Cholesterol3, Carbomer, Triethanolamine2, Diazolidinyl Urea6, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA.
|1propylene glycol||solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives|
|2triethanolamine||adjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent|
|3cholesterol||Emollient moisturizer; stabilizes & increases viscosity in a product. According to PETA, it's derived from lanolin & alternatives include solid complex alcohols (sterols) from plant sources.|
|4petrolatum||An occlusive protective moisturizer; great when used to seal in a humectant moisturizer|
|5menthol||Anti-bacterial astringent; fragrance; that cooling feeling is your skin being irritated|
|6urea||Humectant 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.|