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Water, Glycerin23, Butylene Glycol28, Myrciaria Dubia35 Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate24, Peg-100 Stearate14, Tridecyl Stearate2, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, Arbutin31, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer18, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Stearic Acid5, Dimethicone, Myristyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-716, Acetyl Hexapeptide-822, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-53, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide17, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Soluble Collagen27, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol15, Sodium Pca6, Avocado Oil30, Allantoin33, Aloe34 Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Squalane7, Cyclopentasiloxane26, Sarcosine10, Bht, Potassium Aspartate12, Magnesium Aspartate19, Hydrogenated Lecithin20, Propylene Glycol11, Laureth-4, Polysorbate 20, Polysilicone-1113, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Triethanolamine4, Carbomer, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids32, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose21 Stearoxy Ether, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate8, Silica9, Benzoic Acid29, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Mica, Fragrance25.

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2Tridecyl Stearateemollient moisturizer
3Tripeptide-5a peptide
4triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
5stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
6sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
7squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
8Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Tauratefoaming cleanser
9silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
10sarcosinereduces the production of squalane, a human sebum component - regulates & reduces oily skin better than zinc gluconate
11propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
12potassium aspartateUsed as a skin conditioner.
13polysilicone-11film forming silicone polymer
14PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
15panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
16Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7a moisturizing regenerating peptide; may suppress the production of inflammation
17palmitoyl oligopeptideskin conditioner and cleansing ingredient
18Methyl Methacrylate CrosspolymerUsed as a film former and viscosity increasing agent.
19magnesium aspartatebinding agent, chelating agent and a skin conditioner.
20lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
21hydroxypropyl methylcelluloseBinds ingredients; stabilizes emulsions; film former; gelling & coating agent. Used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has also been used as a rate-controlling polymer for sustained-release dose forms. It has a high viscosity and is often used in ophthalmic preparations as artificial tears for dry eyes. In the US, it is available over-the-counter (OTC) in such products as Isopto Tears and Nature’s Tears.
23GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
24glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
25fragranceFragrance 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.
26CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
27collagenhumectant moisturizer; film-former; has never been shown to have a direct effect on producing or building collagen in skin
28butylene 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
29benzoic acidanti-fungal preservative; a mild irritant to the skin, it can cause allergic reactions.
30avocado oilstabilizes emulsions; emollient bactericidal carrier oil helps transport active substances into the skin; 2/5 on comedogenic scale
31arbutinlightened 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
32Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
33allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
34aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
35Myrciaria Dubiaa plant extract that contains vitamin C, higher in the peel than the fruit pulp. The camu camu fruit can be a skin irritant due to is volatile components, including limonene (which can make skin more sun-sensitive) and eucalyptol.

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