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Water, Butylene Glycol13, Cyclopentasiloxane9, Glycerin6, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica2, Sodium Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol5, Isohexadecane, Carbomer, Tromethamine1, Caprylyl Glycol12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polysorbate 8017, Sorbitan Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance7, Disodium Edta8, Sea Water, Acacia Senegal14 Gum, Chlorphenesin, Coral18 Powder10, Sea Salt15, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose4, Citric Acid11, Peat3 Water, Taurine, Phenoxyethanol, Acanthopanax Senticosus16 (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/​Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Potassium Sorbate

IngredientWhat it does
1tromethaminefragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
2silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
3peatdecaying vegetable matter found in marshlands or peat bogs
4hydroxypropyl 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.
5Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
6GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
7fragranceFragrance 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.
8disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
9CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
10Coral Powderabrasive exfoliant
11citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
12caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
13butylene 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
14acacia senegalcan have anti-inflammatory properties, but is used primarily as a thickening agent
15sea saltsalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
16ACANTHOPANAX SENTICOSUSskin-conditioning ingredient related to siloxanes and ginseng
17polysorbate 80depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better

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