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Water, Glycerin14, Niacinamide9, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Zinc Gluconate1, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Salicylic Acid3, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut11) Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol13, Butylene Glycol17, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil127, Hydroxyethylcellulose10, Yeast4 Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer15, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate5, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate19, Biotin18, Panthenol8, Propylene Glycol6, Caffeine16.

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3salicylic 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
4Yeastmoisturizing
5Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinatechelating cleansing agent
6propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
7Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oilemulsifier; surfactant
8panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
9niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
10hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
11horse chestnutpotent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory; but no studies prove it works on cellulite; contains high levels of saponins
12hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
13Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
15Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymerhumectant moisturizer; controls viscosity in a product
16caffeineconstricts 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
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
18biotintexturizer; no reported skin benefit when applied topically; may regulate sebum
19Ammonium Glycyrrhizateanti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products

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