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Water, Glycolic Acid12, Dimethyl Mea, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Stearate13, PEG-100 Stearate6, Saccharomyces Ferment4, Glycerin14, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, C8-22 Alkyl Acrylates/​Methacrylic Acid7 Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ceteareth-20, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose10, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Magnesium Aspartate8, Zinc Gluconate1, Copper Gluconate18, Oleyl Alcohol, Zanthoxylum Bungeanum Fruit Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol19, Alcohol, Glaucine15, Pentylene Glycol5, Calcium Hydroxymethionine20, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid24, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose11, Pullulan, Lecithin9, Dimethicone, Caffeine21, Arginine22, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​VP Copolymer, Allantoin23, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA17, BHT, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Fragrance16, Mica, Titanium Dioxide3

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
4Saccharomyces Fermentmoisturizing
5pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
6PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
7Methacrylic Acidfilm-former
8magnesium aspartatebinding agent, chelating agent and a skin conditioner.
9lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
10hydroxypropyl 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.
11hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
12glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
13glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
15Glaucinemoisturizing
16fragranceFragrance 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.
17disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
18copper gluconateskin-conditioning and protecting antioxidant
19caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
20calcium hydroxymethionineskin conditioner
21caffeineconstricts 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
22arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
23allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
243-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acidsurfactant

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