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Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Apricot Kernel Oil20, Propylene Glycol4, Glyceryl Stearate12, Squalane2, Ethyhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Cetyl Alcohol18, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerine23, Sorbitol3, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate175, Jojoba Oil10, Panthenol6, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol19, Disodium EDTA15, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Soybean Seed Extract, Soybean Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Algae21 Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango8) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papya) Fruit Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract11, Echinacea16 Purpurea Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal13) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract7, Lavender9 Flower Oil, Fragrance14 (Parfum), Linalool, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide1 CI 7789122

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IngredientWhat it does
1titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
2squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
3sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5Potassium Cetyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7olea europaea (olive) leaf extractanitimicrobial actions of oleuropein has been proven in vivo; proven to reduce skin damage & carcinogenesis
8mangoan occlusive, skin-conditioning butter/oil; rich in fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. The extract is an antioxidant.
9lavenderMainly used for aromatherapy than skincare; mild antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory effects make it useful as part of a preservative system in a product; fragrance components oxidize on skin & can cause irritation
10jojoba oilmoisturizing skin-friendly oil (actually a wax) that limits oil production in skin; stimulates collagen; enhances skin's barrier repair properties & ability to heal from damage
11Juniperus Communis Fruit Extractfragrance; conditioning
12glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
13goldensealpotential skin irritant; said to combat skin inflammation & infection
14fragranceFragrance 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.
15EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
16Echinaceasoothing properties
17Cetyl Phosphateemulsifier; surfactant
18Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
19caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
20apricot kernel oillightweight, skin-conditioning emollient oil
21algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
22CI 77891A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
23GlycerineA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers

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