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Aqua (Water/Eau)*, Propanediol, Isohexadecane, Propylene Glycol5, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat.27, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride21, Glycol Palmitate13, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane18, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate14, Peg-100 Stearate7, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oryzanol8, Silica4, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin15, Coco-Glucoside, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Hexydecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer28, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol24, 1-2 Hexanediol12, Caprylyl Glycol22, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Disodium Edta17, Créatine, Fragrance16 (Parfum), Polysorbate 8032, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate31, Lecithin11, Benzyl Salicylate26, Sodium Hydroxide, Aminoethanesulfonic Acid, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Linalool, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Limonene, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyisohexyl-3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional25, Carnosine23, Citronellol19, Soy Isoflavones3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid10, Pentylene Glycol6, Algae29 Extract, Disodium Adenosine30 Triphosphate, Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate, Superoxide Dismutase2, Tromethamine1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Red 33 (CI 17200), Sodium Methylparaben, Yellow 5 (CI 1914020), Sodium Bisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-79, Propylparaben.

* Cellular Water.

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IngredientWhat it does
1tromethaminefragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
2superoxide dismutaseproven potent antioxidant
3Soy Isoflavonesmoisturizing
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
6pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
7PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
8oryzanola potent antioxidant, from rice
9Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7a moisturizing regenerating peptide; may suppress the production of inflammation
10Madecassic Acidmoisturizing
11lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
12Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
13Glycol palmitateemulsifier; skin-conditioner; opacifying agent
14glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
15GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
16fragranceFragrance 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.
17disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
18CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
19Citronellolfragrance
20Ci 19140cosmetic colorant
21Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
22caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
23carnosineanti-inflammatory antioxidant
24butylene 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
25Butylphenyl Methylpropionalfragrance
26benzyl salicylatefragrance & UV light absorber
27Alcohol Denat.masking, solvent to dissolve things in a formula, viscosity controlling
28alkyl 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
29algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
30adenosineanti-inflammatory
31Pentaerythrityl 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.
32polysorbate 80depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better

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