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Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin9, Isopropyl Myristate8, Stearic Acid5, Propylene Glycol7, Cetyl Alcohol16, Fucus Vesiculosus11 Extract, Hydrolyzed Elastin13, Collagen14, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer10, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance12), Sodium Chloride6, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Triethanolamine3, Diazolidinyl-Urea2, Mica, CI 7789117 (Titanium Dioxide4), CI 1914015 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Green)

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IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
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.
3triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
4titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
5stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
6sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
7propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
8isopropyl myristateemollient & thickener, reduces greasy feel by oils in a formula
9GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
10Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymerhumectant moisturizer; controls viscosity in a product
11Fucus Vesiculosusmoisturizing
12fragranceFragrance 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.
13elastinhumectant moisturizer; film-former; has not been proven to affect elastin in the skin or lift/firm it
14collagenhumectant moisturizer; film-former; has never been shown to have a direct effect on producing or building collagen in skin
15Ci 19140cosmetic colorant
16Cetyl 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
17CI 77891A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity

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