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Water, Portulaca Oleracea3 Extract (5%), Glycerin7, Niacinamide5 (5%), Glycolic Acid8 (5%), Butylene Glycol10, Centella Asiatica9 Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Potassium Hydroxide2, Algin12, Allantoin11, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol4, Salicylic Acid1 (0.5%), Xantham Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol6

IngredientWhat it does
1salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
2potassium hydroxideAKA Lye is used in a tiny amount in skincare as a pH adjuster. Most commonly used in cleansers as a base for liquid soaps and in higher concentrations is a significant skin sensitizer.
3portulaca oleraceamay have anti-inflammatory or analgesic; humectant moisturizing properties
4panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
5niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
6Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
7GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
8glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
9centella asiaticaantibacterial, anti-psoriatic, and wound-healing properties
10butylene glycolsolvent; penetration enhancer; humectant moisturizer; in cleansing creams it dissolves dirt, avoids the product from drying too quickly during the removal stage & helps formulas spread better
11allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
12alginderived from seaweed, used as a emulsifier, barrier, thickener and stabilizer.

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