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Active Ingredients: ​Hydroquinone7 (2%) Inactive Ingredients: ​Water, Alcohol Denatured, Niacinamide6, Pentylene Glycol4, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Alpha-Arbutin14, Hydroquinone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil13, Panthenol5, Allantoin15, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​Vp Copolymer, Bht, Chondrus Crispus12 Extract, Citric Acid11, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit)Peel, Citrus Sinensis (Blood Orange) Peel, Dimethiconol, Disodium Edta10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glucose8, Glycerin9, Helianthus Annuus (Sun Ower) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide16, Phenoxyethanol, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 603, Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil, Squalane2, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulfite, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Sodium Sulfate, Sucrose Dilaurate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
3polysorbate 60thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
4pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
5panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
6niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
7hydroquinonea strong inhibitor of melanin production
8glucosehas water-binding properties for skin; used also as a filler in a formula
9GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
10EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
11citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
12Chondrus Crispusmasks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , moisturizing
13Borago Officinalis Seed Oilemollient moisturizer
14arbutinlightened skin in in vitro studies, from hydroquinone; it's unclear how much is needed to show whitening effects. Low concentrations have no effect, while high concentrations of about 5% or more can be as irritating as hydroquinone & may potentially result in unexpected hyperpigmentation
15allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative

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