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Water, Hdi/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica5, Isododecane21, Polysilicone-1112, Glycerin22, Butylene Glycol35, Shea Butter7 Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin18, Glycine23 Max (Soybean) Polypeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-343, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide17, Hydrolyzed Fish (Pisces) Collagen29, Algae41 Extract, Sucrose, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Pauls Wort) Extract, Barley46 Extract36, Sunflower Seedcake4, Caffeine33,Melon Extract, Cucumber30 Extract, Artemia Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum13 Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Yellow Tea) Leaf Extract, Fish (Pisces) Atelocollagen37, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Aspalathus Linearis (Red Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosemary Extract9, Saccharomyces Lysate8 Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Serine, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate38, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid44, Algin45, Adenosine48 Phosphate42, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cholesterol31/potassium Sulfate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile32), Avocado Oil39, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate25, Lecithin, Linolenic Acid19, Linoleic Acid, Pentylene Glycol15, Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone16, Polyglyceryl-3 Disiloxane Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer4740, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol34, Phospholipids14, Cyclopentasiloxane28, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-327, Polysorbate 40, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate24, Laureth-23, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride6, Propylene Glycol11 Dicaprylate, Hexylene Glycol, Laureth-1220, Laureth-4, Peg-8, Tromethamine2, Disodium Edta26, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide3

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2tromethaminefragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
3titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
4sunflower seedcakeAbrasive; Absorbent; Bulking Agent
5silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
6sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
7shea butteremollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness
8Saccharomyces Lysatemoisturizing
9rosemary extractantimicrobial antioxidant; but its fragrant components can cause irritation or sensitizing reactions on skin
10Propylene Glycol Dicaprategel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It is a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.
11propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
12polysilicone-11film forming silicone polymer
13polygonum cuspidatumContains the antioxidant resveratrol which when applied to skin seems to have a stimulating and protective effect on glutathione, the body's master antioxidant
14phospholipidsemollient moisturizers
15pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
16Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethiconeemulsifying, hair moisturizing
17palmitoyl oligopeptideskin conditioner and cleansing ingredient
18lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
19linolenic acidhelps improve many skin concerns, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, and non-melanoma skin cancers; can help repair skin's barrier function and reduce pro-inflammatory substances that would otherwise cause damage. It is believed to communicate with cells that comprise skin's immune system, as evidenced by research showing that topical linolenic (and similar) fatty acids improve wound healing
20Laureth-12emulsifier; surfactant
21Isododecanefragrant emollient solvent, with a matte finish
22GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
23glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
24glyceryl polymethacrylateFilm-former; controls viscosity in a product
25disodium distyrylbiphenyl disulfonateSurfactant; Hair conditioner; Viscosity Controller; UV absorber
26disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
27Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3silicone derivative; helps stabilize & thicken a product
28CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
29collagenhumectant moisturizer; film-former; has never been shown to have a direct effect on producing or building collagen in skin
30cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
31cholesterolEmollient moisturizer; stabilizes & increases viscosity in a product. According to PETA, it's derived from lanolin & alternatives include solid complex alcohols (sterols) from plant sources.
33caffeineconstricts 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
34caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
35butylene 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
36barley extractskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
37atelocollagena hair & skin conditioner
38Ascorbyl Tocopheryl MaleateA product antioxidant
39avocado oilstabilizes emulsions; emollient bactericidal carrier oil helps transport active substances into the skin; 2/5 on comedogenic scale
40Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymerviscosity controlling
41algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
42Adenosine phosphatecell-communicating ingredient & inflammation modulator; studies are lacking on its topical use
43acetyl hexapeptide-3humectant moisturizer; an antiwrinkle peptide - Little scientific research has been done to prove this works
44nordihydroguaiaretic acidChaparral extract has antioxidant & antimicrobial properties, can also be used as a fragrance. Thought to reduce DHT levels and slow hair regrowth.
45alginderived from seaweed, used as a emulsifier, barrier, thickener and stabilizer.
46barleyskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
47Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymeremulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener

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