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Water, Cyclomethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride17, Glycerin10, C12-15 Alkyl Octonoate, Retinyl Palmitate Polypeptide, Squalane3, Shea Butter5, Cetyl Alcohol16, Cholesterol15, PEG-40 Stearate6, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose11 Sesquistearate87, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate4, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl-Urea1, Triethanolamine2, Fragrance12, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA13, DMDM Hydantoin14, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate9, Simethicone, BHT.

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IngredientWhat it does
1ureaHumectant 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.
2triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
3squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
4Sorbitan Stearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
5shea butteremollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness
6Peg-40 Stearateemulsifier; surfactant
7Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
8Methyl Glucose Sesquistearateemollient & emulsifier
9iodopropynyl butylcarbamateA widely used preservative that prevents fungal growth in products, it can (rarely) cause sensitizing reactions in some people
10GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
11glucosehas water-binding properties for skin; used also as a filler in a formula
12fragranceFragrance 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.
13EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
14Dmdm Hydantoinpreservative
15cholesterolEmollient moisturizer; stabilizes & increases viscosity in a product. According to PETA, it's derived from lanolin & alternatives include solid complex alcohols (sterols) from plant sources.
16Cetyl 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
17Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel

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