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Water, Propylene Glycol3, Ethoxydiglycol, PEG-8, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil8, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol16, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein2, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root9 Extract, Morus Bombycis Root Extract6, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber14) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Lecithin7, Glycerin10, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin18/​Glycerin Crosspolymer, Polystyrene5, Bisabolol17, Disodium EDTA12, Trisodium EDTA13, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Hydroxide4, Citric Acid15, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DiazolidinylUrea, Fragrance11

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2soy proteinproven skin benefits: depigmentation, anti-aging & increases collagen production; also used as an emulsifier & emollient. Soy has also been found to have anti-androgenic effects.
3propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
4potassium hydroxideAKA Lye is used in a tiny amount in skincare as a pH adjuster. Most commonly used in cleansers as a base for liquid soaps and in higher concentrations is a significant skin sensitizer.
5Polystyrenefilm-former
6Morus Bombycis Root Extractmoisturizing
7lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
8hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
9Glycyrrhiza Glabra Rootmoisturizing
10GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
11fragranceFragrance 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.
12disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
13EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
14cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
15citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
16butylene 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
17bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
18amylopectinUsed as a texturizer in foods and cosmetics.

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