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Zinc Oxide1 (9.8%), Octinoxate5 (7.5%)

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc oxideUVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
4polyisobutenefilm-former; thickener
5OctinoxateA UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
6Microcrystalline Celluloseabsorbing, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, emulsion stabilizing, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, solution stabilising, viscosity controlling
7lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
8kojic acidskin lightener; slows down the production of melanin; effective in treating post-acne marks; antioxidant; antibacterial. May cause allergic dermatitis in some people.
9isononyl isononanoateskin-conditioning emollient
10GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
11Ethylhexyl Palmitateemollient; solvent; fragrance
12EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
13CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
14Cetearyl glucosidea blend of cetearyl alcohol and glucose that functions as an emulsifier and surfactant
15caffeineconstricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
16caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
17butylene 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
18C20-22 Alkyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
19Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extractmoisturizing
20arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
21alcoholsantiseptic solvent; dissolves oil; can be irritating & drying; sometimes used as a preservative
22aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
23Triethoxycaprylylsilaneprovides cohesion in the formula

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