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Water, Hexyl Laurate11, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Glycol5, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate19, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin12, Urea3, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Magnesium Aspartate9, Glycine13, Alanine20, Creatine, Behentrimonium Metosulfate, Aloe21 Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Stearate14, Witch Hazel1 Water Distillate, Peg-100 Stearate6, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butyl Paraben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Panthenol7 (Provitamin B5), Sea Salt23 Water (Dead Sea Water), Fragrance15 (Perfume), Chlorphenesin, Menthyl Lactate8, Bisabolol18, Triclosan4, Allantoin22, Vitamin E2 (Tocopherol), Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional17, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde10, Hexyl Cinnamal, Dipentene, Citronellol16, Geraniol

Avaha Smoothing Moisturizer For Combination Skin

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.
10Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehydefragrance masking
11Hexyl Laurateemollient moisturizer
12GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
13glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
14glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
15fragranceFragrance 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.
17Butylphenyl Methylpropionalfragrance
18bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
19aluminum starch octenylsuccinateabsorbent; anticaking agent; lipophilic viscosity controlling; thickener
20alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
21aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
22allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
23sea saltsalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula

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