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Aqua (Water, Alcohol Denat, Propylene Glycol8, Triethyl Citrate6, Niacinamide11, Citric Acid21, Salicylic Acid1, Hydroxyethylcellulose14, Butylene Glycol23, Aloe27 Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate26, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Zinc Gluconate3, Panthenol10, Bosweliaboswellia Serrata Gum, Caffeine22, Biotin25, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut15) Seed Extract, Faex, Acetyl Dipeptide-119 Cetyl Ester, Trideceth-97, Zinc Pca4, Disodium EDTA18, Yeast5 Extract, Lecithin12, Laureth-313, Sodium Cholate, PEG/​PPG-209/​6 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional24, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil16, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone28, D-Limonene20, Linalool, Parfum (Fragrance17), Ci 17200, D&C Red 6

IngredientWhat it does
1salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
4Zinc PCAmoisturizing; reduces excess oil; may have anti-aging benefits
5Yeastmoisturizing
6Triethyl Citratefragrance, a substance added to plastics or other materials to make them more pliable or softer
7trideceth-9An emulsifier & surfactant
8propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
9Ppg-20moisturizing
10panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
11niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
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
13Laureth-3emulsifier; surfactant
14hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
15horse chestnutpotent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory; but no studies prove it works on cellulite; contains high levels of saponins
16hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
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.
18EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
19Dipeptide-1moisturizer
20D-Limonenefragrance ingredient
21citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
22caffeineconstricts 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
23butylene 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
24Butylphenyl Methylpropionalfragrance
25biotintexturizer; no reported skin benefit when applied topically; may regulate sebum
26Ammonium Glycyrrhizateanti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
27aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
28Alpha-Isomethyl Iononefragrance; conditioning

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