Water, 29.5% Glycolic Acid3, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid4, Mineral Oil5, Glycerin7, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E6), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate1, Potassium Hydroxide2, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
|1Magnesium Aluminum Silicate||a natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel|
|2potassium hydroxide||AKA 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.|
|3glycolic acid||Proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment|
|4stearic acid||emulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.|
|5mineral oil||An oil with occlusive properties (baby oil), paraffin, by itself, is a waxy petroleum-based thickener|
|6Vitamin E||Antioxidant emollient & occlusive moisturizer with proven effects: protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage; increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients; reduces the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress; reduces transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin's barrier function; protects the skin barrier's oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process; reduces the severity of sunburn; preservative (if at the end of the list)|
|7Glycerin||A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers|