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Water, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene6, Mineral Oil9, Glycerin13, Cetyl Alcohol17, Butylene Glycol19, Peg-100 Stearate7, Glyceryl Stearate14, Rice Bran5 Oil, Corn Oil, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid11, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, C13-14 Isoparaffin20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydroxycitronellal12, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aspartate10, Wheat Germ1 Oil, Polyacrylamide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polycaprolactone, Panthenol8, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate25, Benzyl Salicylate22, Benzyl Alcohol23, Linalool, Zinc Gluconate2, Caprylyl Glycol18, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone24, Copper Gluconate16, Sorbitan Tristearate3, Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Sesame Seed Oil4, Retinyl Palmitate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional21, Laureth-7, Hexyl Cinnamal, Soybean Oil, Fragrance15.

IngredientWhat it does
1wheat germemollient oil; extract is also skin-conditioning. Extract is sometimes listed as a skin lightener (click to read more)
2zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
3Sorbitan Tristearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
4sesame seed oilhigh in linoleic acid; moisturizing & light (relatively speaking); pore clogging potential: 2/5
5rice branA non-greasy oil rich in fatty acids & phytic/ferulic acids; contains oryzanol, a potent antioxidant & said to be soothing to irritated skin
6polyisobutenefilm-former; thickener
7PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
8panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
9mineral oilAn oil with occlusive properties (baby oil), paraffin, by itself, is a waxy petroleum-based thickener
10magnesium aspartatebinding agent, chelating agent and a skin conditioner.
11Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acidused as an enzyme activator but most commonly a buffering agent
13GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
14glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
15fragranceFragrance 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.
16copper gluconateskin-conditioning and protecting antioxidant
17Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
18caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
19butylene 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
20C13-14 Isoparaffinemollient; solvent
21Butylphenyl Methylpropionalfragrance
22benzyl salicylatefragrance & UV light absorber
23benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
24Alpha-Isomethyl Iononefragrance; conditioning
25Pentaerythrityl 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.

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