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Moisturizer – Essence ; 50 ml
Water, Glycerin20, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane31, Dipropylene Glycol, Squalane6, Hydrogenated Polydecene18, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride28, 1,2-Hexanediol19, Cyclopentasiloxane25, Panthenol11, Trehalose4, PEG-40 Stearate10, Cyclohexasiloxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula38 Flower Extract, Nepeta Cataria13 Extract, Raspberry Leaf Extract, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, Stellaria Media36 (Chickweed) Extract, Sweet Almond Oil1, Calendula Officinalis40 Flower Oil29, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil32, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Lavender16 Oil, Rose Flower Oil8, Alchemilla Vulgaris37 Leaf Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Rosa Damascena39 Flower9 Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root33 Extract, Dimethicone, Algae34 Extract, Butylene Glycol30, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Lactobacillus17/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album35 (Mistletoe14) Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate21, PEG-100 Stearate12, Methyl Glucose22 Sesquistearate15, Sorbitan Stearate7, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tromethamine3, Trisodium EDTA24, Mica, Iron Oxide(Ci 7749127), Titanium Dioxide5, Fragrance23, Citronellol26, Limonene

IngredientWhat it does
1almond oilan emollient oil rich in fatty acids, great for dry skin
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3tromethaminefragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
4trehalosehumectant moisturizer; skin-repairing ingredient
5titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
6squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
7Sorbitan Stearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
8Rose Flower Oilfragrance masking
9Rosa Damascena Flowermoisturizing
10Peg-40 Stearateemulsifier; surfactant
11panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
12PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
13Nepeta Catariacatnip extract or oil, at least in aromatherapy, is used to relieve swollen, puffy eyes (in a combo with chaparral and wintergreen) and dandruff.
14mistletoemarketed as an anti-inflammatory, soothing antioxidant, but conflicting sources claim the opposite!
15Methyl Glucose Sesquistearateemollient & emulsifier
16lavenderMainly used for aromatherapy than skincare; mild antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory effects make it useful as part of a preservative system in a product; fragrance components oxidize on skin & can cause irritation
18hydrogenated polydecenebinding agent
19Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
20GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
21glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
22glucosehas water-binding properties for skin; used also as a filler in a formula
23fragranceFragrance 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.
24EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
25CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
27Ci 77491cosmetic colorant
28Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
29Calendula Officinalis Flower OilA moisturizer that also masks bad scents of other ingredients in the formula, aka makes it smell nice so you want to use it
30butylene 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
31Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneMoisturizer, Foam Booster, Surfactant adjuvant
32Borago Officinalis Seed Oilemollient moisturizer
33Althaea Officinalis Rootmoisturizing
34algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
35Viscum Albummarketed as an anti-inflammatory, soothing antioxidant, but conflicting sources claim the opposite!
36stellaria mediacontains saponins which exert an inflammatory action, like cortisone, but way milder & without side effects. However, saponins are also known to be irritating to mucous membranes.
37Alchemilla vulgarisantimicrobial properties but also irritating due to high tannin content
38calendulamay have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties
39Rosa damascenaRose extract was found to inhibit the growth of P. acnes bacteria with respective minimum inhibitory concentrations of 2, 0.5, and 1 mg/ml, in one in vitro study.
40Calendula Officinalismay have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties

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