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3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid14, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Cyclopentasiloxane9, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Butylene Glycol11, Propylene Glycol4 [vegetable origin] , Ethoxydiglycol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate6, Phloretin, Caprylyl Glycol10, Vitamin E1 Acetate, Ferulic Acid8, L-Glutathione, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol (Denat.), Glycerin7, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate15) Seed Oil, Astaxanthin13, Tocotrienols, Alpha Lipoic Acid [Thioctic Acid2] , Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lycopene5, Xanthophyll (Lutein), Beta-Carotene12, Superoxide Dismutase3.

IngredientWhat it does
1Vitamin EAntioxidant emollient & occlusive moisturizer with proven effects: protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage; increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients; reduces the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress; reduces transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin's barrier function; protects the skin barrier's oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process; reduces the severity of sunburn; preservative (if at the end of the list)
2thioctic acidantioxidant with possible anti-inflammatory effects; only test tube studies found to prove this, however; vulnerable to degrading in sunlight so beware clear packaging!
3superoxide dismutaseproven potent antioxidant
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5lycopeneLycopene is a pigment that's used for its potent antioxidant properties in cosmetics and skincare.
6Isodecyl NeopentanoateSynthetic ester; Emollient
7GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
8ferulic acidproven antioxidant that doubles the efficacy of vitamins c and e; protects against sun damage
9CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
10caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
11butylene 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
12beta-carotenecoloring, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties; however this is dose dependent. If it's at the end of the ingredient list, it's just being used as an (orange) colorant
13Astaxanthinmoisturizing
143-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acidmoisturizer
15pomegranateastringent; strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & antiproliferative properties

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