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WaterAquaEau, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Petrolatum15, Hexyldecyl Stearate, Butylene Glycol37, Dimethicone, Glycereth-2643, PEG-100 Stearate16, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate22, Propanediol, Narcissus Tazetta17 Bulb Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber28) Fruit Extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley44) Extract, Cucumis Melo29 (Melon) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Whey1 ProteinLactis ProteinProteine Du Petit-Lait, Caffeine33, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment9, Algae39 Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract20, Artemia Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-821, Polygonum Cuspidatum14 Root Extract, Ergothioneine, Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2, Trehalose7, Sorbitol11, Glycerin23, Decarboxy Carnosine34 HCl27, Cholesterol31, Isohexadecane, Acetyl Glucosamine24, Myristyl Myristate18, Cetearyl Glucoside32, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea5 Trifluoroacetate, Propylene Glycol12 Dicaprylate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol35, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer40, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride36, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Polysorbate 8046, Yeast2 ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate13, Zinc PCA3, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Hexylene Glycol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer41, Sodium Hyaluronate4, Myristyl Alcohol, Tromethamine6, Stearic Acid10, Potassium Sulfate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate42, Citric Acid30, Maltodextrin19, Aluminum Hydroxide38, Fragrance25 (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate, Dextran, Disodium EDTA26, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200), Titanium Dioxide8 (CI 7789145).

IngredientWhat it does
1Wheymoisturizing
2Yeastmoisturizing
3Zinc PCAmoisturizing; reduces excess oil; may have anti-aging benefits
4sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
5ureaHumectant moisturizer; improves penetration of other ingredients; minimizes water loss; speeds up skin renewal; adjusts pH of a product. If you're in the UK and looking for urea products, check the ingredient list for "carbamide" instead. It's the same thing.
6tromethaminefragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
7trehalosehumectant moisturizer; skin-repairing ingredient
8titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
9Thermus Thermophillus Fermentmoisturizing
10stearic acidemulsifier; 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.
11sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
12propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
13Propylene 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.
14polygonum cuspidatumContains the antioxidant resveratrol which when applied to skin seems to have a stimulating and protective effect on glutathione, the body's master antioxidant
15petrolatumAn occlusive protective moisturizer; great when used to seal in a humectant moisturizer
16PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
17narcissus tazettaAccording to biased manufacturers, this ingredient is moisturizing, astringent (great for oily skin) and may also be brightening, soothing for sensitive skin and anti-aging. Another claim is it may help slow unwanted hair growth.
18Myristyl MyristateEmollient; Opacifying agent; Skin conditioning
19maltodextrinbinding agent; may increase anti-aging properties of other ingredients when used together; anti-irritant
20Laminaria Digitata Extractskin protectant
21Hexapeptide-8moisturizing
22glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
23GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
24Glucosamineantistatic moisturizer
25fragranceFragrance 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.
26disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
27Decarboxy Carnosine HCLAnti-static hair conditioner
28cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
29Cucumis meloantioxidant; soothing skin-conditioner
30citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
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.
32Cetearyl glucosidea blend of cetearyl alcohol and glucose that functions as an emulsifier and surfactant
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
34carnosineanti-inflammatory antioxidant
35caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
36Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
37butylene 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
38aluminum hydroxideopacifying & skin protecting agent; also a coloring agent & absorbent
39algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
40alkyl 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
41acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymeremulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener
42Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamateantioxidant (research says it's unlikely to penetrate skin), it's used as a stabilizer in skincare formulas so the product doesn't break down when exposed to sunlight.
43Glycereth-26moisturizing & dispersing agent (in a formula)
44barleyskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
45CI 77891A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
46polysorbate 80depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better

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