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Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin15, Dicaprylyl Carbonate34, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene8, Octyldodecanol10, Cetyl Alcohol20, Saccharum Officinarum/Sugar35 Cane Extract3/Extrait De Canne A Sucre, Cyclopentasiloxane19, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer14, Isostearyl Isostearate, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid31, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis32 (Orange) Fruit Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Apple Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactis Proteinum/Whey Protein1, Hydrolyzed Yeast2 Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein5, Algae28 Extract, Tocopherol, Adenosine29, Beta-Glucan, Butylene Glycol25, Bisabolol26, Lecithin12, Allantoin30, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride23, Cetyl Stearate21, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid4, Benzoic Acid27, Lactic Acid13, Squalane6, Gluconolactone16, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate227, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate33, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Parfum/Fragrance17, Polysorbate 609, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Carbonate, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Gluconate24, Disodium Edta18, Maltodextrin11, Farnesol, Linalool, Limonene, Dehydroacetic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

IngredientWhat it does
1Whey Proteinmoisturizer
2Yeastmoisturizing
3sugar cane extractmoisturizing agent; NOT the same thing as glycolic acid nor is it a substitute for it
4stearic 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.
5soy 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.
6squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
7Potassium Cetyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
8polyisobutenefilm-former; thickener
9polysorbate 60thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
10OctyldodecanolEmulsifier; Fragrance; Solvent
11maltodextrinbinding agent; may increase anti-aging properties of other ingredients when used together; anti-irritant
12lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
13lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
14Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate CopolymerEmulsion Stabilizer; Opacifying agent; Suspending agent; Hydrophilic Thickener
15GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
16gluconolactoneserves as a skin conditioner/exfoliant (hydrolyses to Gluconic Acid) & chelator; also used as part of a preservative system
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.
18disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
19CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
20Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
21cetyl stearateemollient used as a skin-conditioner
22Cetyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
23Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
24calcium gluconateUsed as a buffer, firming ingredient, and sequestrant.
25butylene 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
26bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
27benzoic acidanti-fungal preservative; a mild irritant to the skin, it can cause allergic reactions.
28algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
29adenosineanti-inflammatory
30allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
313-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acidmoisturizer
32Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
33Magnesium Aluminum Silicatea natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel
34Dicaprylyl carbonate
35sugarhumectant moisturizer; often used as a preservative substitute for glycerin

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