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Water, Propylene Glycol7, Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Mannitol, Panthenol8, Glycerin12, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isopaeaffin, Fragrance13, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Hoi/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica6, Hydrolyzed Casein18, Chlorphenesin, Laureth-7, Arginine22, Serine, Aesculus Hippocastanum, Crataegus Monogyna, Disodium Edta14, Cyclodextrin15, Pisum Sativum, Butylene Glycol21, Threonine, Histidine11 Hydrochloride, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein5, Algae24, Melissa Officinalis, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate23, Lysine Hydrochloride9, Eriobotrya Japonica, Calcium Pantothenate19, Sodium Citrate, Hydrolyzed Yeast1, Camellia Sinensis, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Methylparaben, Lecithin10, Citric Acid16, Caffeine20, Zinc Gluconate3, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Linoleate4, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ci 14700, Ci 1598517, Ci19140

Chanel Hydramax+ Balanced Hydrating Gel

IngredientWhat it does
1Yeastmoisturizing
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
4Tocopheryl Linoleateantioxidant, moisturizing, skin protecting
5soy proteinproven skin benefits: depigmentation, anti-aging & increases collagen production; also used as an emulsifier & emollient. Soy has also been found to have anti-androgenic effects.
6silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
7propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
8panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
9Lysine Hydrochlorideantioxidant, reducing, moisturizing
10lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
11histidineused in emollients and other skin creams as a humectant
12GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
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.
14EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
15cyclodextrinabsorbent & chelating agent; also used as a carrier vehicle for essential oils and other actives.
16citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
17Ci 15985cosmetic colorant
18caseinhair and skin conditioner; film former in masks; emulsifier
19calcium pantothenatehydrating & wound-healing
20caffeineconstricts 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
21butylene 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
22arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
23Ammonium Glycyrrhizateanti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
24algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product

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