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Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin11, Butylene Glycol17, Mannitol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate19, Trehalose2, Alcohol, Ectoin, Panthenol6, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil9, Caffeine16, Carbomer, Zinc Gluconate1, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Butyrospermum Parkii22 (Shea / Karité) Butter, Potassium Hydroxide3, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut10 / Marron) Seed Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit / Pamplemousse) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin21, Disodium EDTA13, Hydrogenated Lecithin8, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot / Abricot) Kernel Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol4, Centella Asiatica15 Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice / Réglisse) Root Extract, Silk Amino Acids20, Maltodextrin7, Pentapeptide-595, Benzyl Alcohol18, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Acetyl Cysteine14, Fragrance12 / Parfum

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
2trehalosehumectant moisturizer; skin-repairing ingredient
3potassium 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.
4Phenethyl Alcoholfragrant ingredient with antimicrobial properties; preservative
5Pentapeptide-59moisturizing
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7maltodextrinbinding agent; may increase anti-aging properties of other ingredients when used together; anti-irritant
8lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
9hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
10horse chestnutpotent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory; but no studies prove it works on cellulite; contains high levels of saponins
11GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
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.
13disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
14cysteineskin-conditioning antioxidant; fragrance ingredient
15centella asiaticaantibacterial, anti-psoriatic, and wound-healing properties
16caffeineconstricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
17butylene 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
18benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
19Ammonium Glycyrrhizateanti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
20Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
21allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
22Butyrospermum Parkiiemollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness

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