Aqua (Water), Glycerin11, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Albumen14, Lactic Acid6 (L), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride1, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid5, Coffee Seed Powder, Grapeseed Extract, Squalane12, Glyceryl Stearate2, Lactobacillus/Cocoa Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil*, Zinc Oxide8, Caffeine13, Astaxanthin, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut4) Bark Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionflower) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Allantoin9, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Gluconolactone3, Witch Hazel7 Water, Alcohol Denat, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance10/Parfum+ (Natural). *USDA Certified Organic / NOP. Phthalate free.
|1Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride||Coconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel|
|2glyceryl stearate||self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula|
|3gluconolactone||serves as a skin conditioner/exfoliant (hydrolyses to Gluconic Acid) & chelator; also used as part of a preservative system|
|4horse chestnut||potent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory; but no studies prove it works on cellulite; contains high levels of saponins|
|5stearic acid||emulsifier; 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.|
|6lactic acid||the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant|
|7witch hazel||fragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)|
|8zinc oxide||UVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent|
|9allantoin||considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative|
|10fragrance||Fragrance 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.|
|11Glycerin||A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers|
|12squalane||light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people|
|13caffeine||constricts 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|
|14albumen||coagulates a product; not vegan-friendly; skin conditioning film-former|
Although this product is suitable for all skin types, it should not be used on people that are allergic to caffeine or chocolate. This is a 4% Chocolate Lactic Acid Peel, according to the company.