Active Ingredients: Octyl methoxycinnamate, oxybenzone, hydroquinone4 1%.
Demineralized spring water, mulberry extract, glyceryl stearate5, wheat germ1 oil, stearyl stearate, cetyl alcohol9, stearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, lime extract, sodium metabisulfite2, sodium bisulfite, citric acid8, caramel10, simethicone, glycerin6, dilauryl thiodipropionate, microcrystalline cellulose3, cellulose gum, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, essential oil fragrance7.
|Ingredient||What it does|
|1wheat germ||emollient oil; extract is also skin-conditioning. Extract is sometimes listed as a skin lightener (click to read more)|
|2Sodium metabisulfite||disinfectant, antioxidant (for the formula) and preservative.|
|3Microcrystalline Cellulose||absorbing, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, emulsion stabilizing, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, solution stabilising, viscosity controlling|
|4hydroquinone||a strong inhibitor of melanin production|
|5glyceryl stearate||self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula|
|6Glycerin||A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers|
|7fragrance||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.|
|8citric acid||mainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)|
|9Cetyl 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|
|10caramel||coloring; soothing ingredient|