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Water (Aqua), Lauryl Lactate, Behenic Acid11, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin8, Glyceryl Stearate14 Se9, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate5, Cyclopentasiloxane10, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol12, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinyl Palmitate, Arginine13, Stearic Acid3, Panthenol6, Beta-Glucan, Lavender7 Oil, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine2, Propylene Glycol4, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl-Urea1.

IngredientWhat it does
1ureaHumectant 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.
2triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
3stearic 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.
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprateemollient & lipophilic viscosity increasing agent
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7lavenderMainly used for aromatherapy than skincare; mild antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory effects make it useful as part of a preservative system in a product; fragrance components oxidize on skin & can cause irritation
8GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
9glyceryl stearate SEself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
10CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
11Behenic Acidcleansing, emulsifying, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant
12benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
13arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
14glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula

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