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Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl palmitate10, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride14, Glyceryl Stearate6 (and) Steareth-25 (and) Ceteth-2012 (and) Stearyl Alc, Cetyl Alcohol13, Glycerin7, Glycerin (and) Urea2 (and) Saccharide Hydrolysate (and) Magnesium Aspartate5 (and) Glycine8 (and) Alanine15 (and) Creatine, PEG-40 Stearate4, Sorbitan Tristearate3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate11, Sea salt17 & Water (Dead Sea Water), Dimethicone, Methylparaben, ImidazolidinylUrea, Propylparaben, Allantoin16, Fragrance9 (Perfume), Tocopherol (Vitamin E1), 2-Bromo-2-Nitroproane-1,3-Diol.

AHAVA Smoothing Moisturizer (Day) Very Dry Skin

IngredientWhat it does
1Vitamin 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)
2ureaHumectant 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.
3Sorbitan Tristearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
4Peg-40 Stearateemulsifier; surfactant
5magnesium aspartatebinding agent, chelating agent and a skin conditioner.
6glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
7GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
8glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
9fragranceFragrance 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.
10Ethylhexyl Palmitateemollient; solvent; fragrance
11Ethylhexyl MethoxycinnamateUV absorber, UV filtering
12Ceteth-20emulsifying, cleanser
13Cetyl 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
14Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
15alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
16allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
17sea saltsalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula

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