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Aqua (Water/Eau)*, Propylene Glycol4, Peg-12 Dimethicone6, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride3, Zinc Gluconate1, Citric Acid8, Salicylic Acid2, Propolis11 Extract5, Carnosine9, Disodium Adenosine10 Triphosphate, Laminaria Digitata Extract7, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

* Cellular Water.

Institut Esthederm Intensive Propolis Lotion

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
2salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
3sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5Propolis Extractmoisturizing
6Peg-12 Dimethiconemoisturizer
7Laminaria Digitata Extractskin protectant
8citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
9carnosineanti-inflammatory antioxidant
11propolisproven antibacterial, wound healing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities; the wax is skin conditioning. If you're allergic to honey, bee stings, poplar and conifers, balsam peru, or salicylates you *may* have an allergic reaction to propolis.

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