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Ingredients
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane9, Alcohol, Silica1, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane13, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer3, Pvp, Glycerin5, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Vp Copolymer, Polysilicone-112, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil4, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta8, Sodium Polyacrylate, Fragrance7, Mentha Arvensis Extract, Butylene Glycol11, Phenoxyethanol, Chamaecyparis Obtusa16 Water10, Ginkgo19 Biloba Leaf6 Extract, C12-14 Pareth-1212, Arnica Montana Flower14 Extract, Artemisia Absinthium17 Extract, Achillea Millefolium18 Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Acetic Acid15
Etude House Wonder Pore Tightening Essence

IngredientWhat it does
1silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
2polysilicone-11film forming silicone polymer
3Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate CopolymerEmulsion Stabilizer; Opacifying agent; Suspending agent; Hydrophilic Thickener
4hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
5GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
6Ginkgo Biloba Leafmoisturizing
7fragranceFragrance 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.
8disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
9CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
10Chamaecyparis Obtusa Waterfragrance masking
11butylene 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
12C12-14 Pareth-12emulsifier; surfactant
13Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneMoisturizer, Foam Booster, Surfactant adjuvant
14Arnica Montana Flowermoisturizing
15acetic acidfragrance; pH adjuster; solvent for gums, resins, & volatile oils, this acid is found in vinegar & can disinfect, but can be drying & irritating to skin; banned in cosmetics by ASEAN.
16Chamaecyparis obtusaAmorePacific claims japanese cypress improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles by promoting collagen production. It may also show skin-whitening effects by inhibiting melanogenesis, improve skin moisturization by promoting keratinocyte differentiation, and anti-inflammatory and skin regeneration effects.
17ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUMMay have antibacterial properties, but can also be irritating. Other sources claim this extract has NO benefit for skin.
18Achillea millefoliumcauses skin irritation & photosensitivity, studies that say this is an anti-inflammatory were performed in vitro, there is little research showing this ingredient to have any benefit for skin
19ginkgoantioxidant with some anti-bacterial & anti-fungal effects; can reduce inflammation; no proven effects on cellulite

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