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Aqua (Water), Hexyl Laurate10, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Glycol5, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate16, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin11, Urea3, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Magnesium Aspartate9, Alanine17, Creatine, Behentrimonium Metosulfate, Aloe18 Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Stearate12, Witch Hazel1 Water Distillate, PEG-100 Stearate6, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Panthenol7 (Provitamin B5), Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Fragrance13, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Menthyl Lactate8, Bisabolol15, Triclosan4, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Allantoin19, Tocopherol (Vitamin E2), Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional14, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene, Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Dipentene

AHAVA  After Sun Rehydrating Balm

IngredientWhat it does
1witch hazelfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
2Vitamin EAntioxidant emollient & occlusive moisturizer with proven effects: protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage; increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients; reduces the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress; reduces transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin's barrier function; protects the skin barrier's oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process; reduces the severity of sunburn; preservative (if at the end of the list)
3ureaHumectant moisturizer; improves penetration of other ingredients; minimizes water loss; speeds up skin renewal; adjusts pH of a product. If you're in the UK and looking for urea products, check the ingredient list for "carbamide" instead. It's the same thing.
4triclosanantibacterial; mainly used as a preservative
5propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
6PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
7panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
8menthyl lactateFlavoring, cooling agent and fragrance ingredient, derivative of menthol. Likely irritating.
9magnesium aspartatebinding agent, chelating agent and a skin conditioner.
10Hexyl Laurateemollient moisturizer
11GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
12glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
13fragranceFragrance 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.
14Butylphenyl Methylpropionalfragrance
15bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
16aluminum starch octenylsuccinateabsorbent; anticaking agent; lipophilic viscosity controlling; thickener
17alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
18aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
19allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative

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