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Water/​Eau (Aqua), Hydroxyethylcellulose14, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA19, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycereth-2632, Cetrimonium Chloride22, Steartrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Aleurites Moluccana31 (Kukui) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut12) Seed Oil, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone4, C11-15 Pareth25-7, C12-16 Pareth-926, Glycerin15, Trideceth-125, Polyether-1, Cyclopentasiloxane21, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Urea3, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Magnesium Aspartate9, Glycine16, Alanine29, Creatine, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon)30 Fruit Extract, Fumaria Officinalis (Fumitory) Extract, Fumaric Acid, Ergothioneine, Ceramide1 2, Ppg-4-Ceteth-2023, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Pca6, Magnesium Pca10, Zinc Pca2, Manganese Pca11, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate7, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate18, Calendula33 Officinalis Flower Extract24, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Orchis Morio Flower (Orchid8) Extract, Gardenia Florida (Gardenia) Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Yellow Rose) Flower Extract, Echinacea20 Purpurea (Coneflower) Extract, Keratin13 Amino Acids28, Fragrance17 (Parfum), Benzyl Alcohol27, Citral, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool

IngredientWhat it does
1ceramidecan help restore the skin's barrier system; improves texture, reduces topical irritation, restores moisture
2Zinc PCAmoisturizing; reduces excess oil; may have anti-aging benefits
3ureaHumectant 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.
4Trimethylsiloxyamodimethiconemoisturizer
5Trideceth-12emulsifier; surfactant
6sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
7Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonatea solid, stable Amino sulfonic acid surfactant with excellent UV absorbing, emulsifying, antistatic, dispersing abilities.
8orchidconflicting sources on effectiveness; some say this is a skin conditioning humectant, others it has no beneficial impact on skin
9magnesium aspartatebinding agent, chelating agent and a skin conditioner.
10magnesium PCAhumectant moisturizing skin conditioner
11manganese PCAhumectant moisturizing skin conditioner
12macadamia nutemollient oil similar in structure to sebum, said to be great for oily/mature/dry skins; the shell powder is used in abrasive scrubs
13Keratinmoisturizer
14hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
15GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
16glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
17fragranceFragrance 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.
18Ethylhexyl MethoxycinnamateUV absorber, UV filtering
19disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
20Echinaceasoothing properties
21CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
22cetrimonium chlorideEmulsifier; preservative; antimicrobial; surfactant; anti-static
23Ceteth-20emulsifying, cleanser
24Calendula Officinalis Flower ExtractA moisturizer that also masks bad scents of other ingredients in the formula, aka makes it smell nice so you want to use it
25C11-15 parethMixture of polyethylene glycols; the higher the number, the thicker the mixture.
26C12-16 Pareth-9emulsifier; surfactant
27benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
28Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
29alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
30(lemon)Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.
31Aleurites Moluccanaanti-inflammatory, pain-reducing, & wound healing benefits
32Glycereth-26moisturizing & dispersing agent (in a formula)
33calendulamay have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties

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