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Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate11**, Butylene Glycol17, Cyclopentasiloxane13, Niacinamide7, Triethylhexanoin1, Glycerin10, Pentylene Glycol4, Nylon-128, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate3, Inositol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride19, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride16, Panthenol6, PEG-20 Sorbitan Cocoate2, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimenthicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer22, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone5, Polyacrylamide, Laureth-7, Benzyl Alcohol20, Aminomethyl Propanol21, C13-14 Isoparaffin18, Disodium EDTA12, Methylparaben, Hexyldecanol9, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Tocopherol, Corn Oil, Methicone, CI 7749214 (Iron Oxides), CI 7513015 (BetaCarotene). **Pitera.

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IngredientWhat it does
1triethylhexanoinAn occlusive emollient synthetic ester; also a fragrant solvent
2Sorbitan Cocoateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
3Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamateemollient
4pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
5Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethiconeemulsifying, hair moisturizing
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
8Nylon-12bulking aka makes a product bulkier, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, viscosity controlling
9hexyldecanolhumectant moisturizer & solvent
10GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
11Galactomyces Ferment Filtratehumectant moisturizer
12disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
13CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
14Ci 77492cosmetic colorant
15Ci 75130cosmetic colorant
16Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
17butylene 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
18C13-14 Isoparaffinemollient; solvent
19boron nitrideincreases adherence and absorbs oil
20benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
21aminomethyl propanolemulsifying ingredient; prolonged skin exposure may cause irritation due to alkalinity, but in most commercial products the alkalinity is neutralized
22alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin

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