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Moisturizer – Essence ; 40 ml
Water, Glycerin13, Butylene Glycol19, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Dimethiconol, Cyclopentasiloxane16, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride18, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane20, 1,2-Hexanediol12, Phenoxyethanol, Silica4, Polysorbate 8025, Hydrogenated Lecithin9, Bisabolol21, Arginine22 , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer23, Tocopheryl Acetate , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin24, Sunflower Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA15, Fragrance14, Jojoba Oil10, Panthenol6, Pancratium Maritimum Extract7, Sasa Quelpaertensis Extract, Propylene Glycol5, Beta-Glucan, Alcohol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil11, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Skullcap Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Wine Extract2, Sorbitol3, Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract8, Chamomile17 Flower Extract

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2Wine Extractantioxidant
3sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
4silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
5propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7pancratium maritimum extractskin lightening agent; somewhat anti-fungal (one source)
8Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extractmoisturizing
9lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
10jojoba oilmoisturizing skin-friendly oil (actually a wax) that limits oil production in skin; stimulates collagen; enhances skin's barrier repair properties & ability to heal from damage
11hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
12Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
13GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
14fragranceFragrance 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.
15disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
16CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
17chamomileanti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
18Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
19butylene 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
20Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneMoisturizer, Foam Booster, Surfactant adjuvant
21bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
22arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
23alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
24allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
25polysorbate 80depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better

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