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Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane12, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane19, Glycerin8, Butylene Glycol18, Butyrospermum Parkii25 (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate9, PEG-100 Stearate4, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol16, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salvia Hispanica Seed24 Oil, Panthenol5, Parfum/​Fragrance10, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer23, Linalool, BHT, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA11, Sodium Hydroxide, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Lecithin7, Alcohol Denat, Geraniol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Pantolactone, Ascorbyl Palmitate21, Citronellol13, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica26 (Coffee) Seed Extract, Pongamia Pinnata Seed Extract3, Benzyl Benzoate20, Limonene, Ascorbic Acid, Angelica28 Archangelica Root Extract22, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Extract, Maltodextrin6, Citric Acid14, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate27, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol17, Sclerotium Gum, Sorbic Acid, FD&C Yellow No. 5, Fd&C Yellow No 6 (Ci 1598515)

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2stearic 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.
3Pongamia Pinnata Seed Extractmoisturizing
4PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
5panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
6maltodextrinbinding agent; may increase anti-aging properties of other ingredients when used together; anti-irritant
7lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
8GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
9glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
10fragranceFragrance 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.
11disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
12CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
13Citronellolfragrance
14citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
15Ci 15985cosmetic 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
17caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
18butylene 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
19Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneMoisturizer, Foam Booster, Surfactant adjuvant
20benzyl benzoatesolvent & fragrance
21ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
22Angelica Archangelica Root ExtractA moisturizer that also masks bad scents of other ingredients in the formula, aka makes it smell nice so you want to use it
23alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
24Salvia Hispanica Seeda rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid. A good source of antioxidants.
25Butyrospermum Parkiiemollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness
26Coffea Arabicaconstricts 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
27Magnesium Aluminum Silicatea natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel
28angelicaUsed in inexpensive fragrances, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. When perfume is applied, skin may break out with a rash and swell when exposed to sunlight.

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