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Glycerin12, Water/Aqua/Eau, Lactic Acid11, Pentylene Glycol7, Ethoxydiglycol, Papain8, Calcium Pantothenate18, Bromelain20, Maltodextrin10, Bilberry Fruit/Leaf Extract25, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar3 Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum24 (Sugar Maple4) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis26 (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon)23 Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid1, Acacia Senegal22 Gum, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol19, Urea2, Polyquaternium-10, Chondrus Crispus16 (Carrageenan), Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance14/Parfum, Magnesium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Lactate, Serine, Alanine21, Proline6, Glucose13, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Methylisothiazolinone9, Disodium Edta15, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate5, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Yellow 5 (Ci 1914017).

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IngredientWhat it does
1salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
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.
3sugarhumectant moisturizer; often used as a preservative substitute for glycerin
4sugar maplemoisturizing properties, not the same as glycolic or lactic acids nor does it exfoliate skin
5Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonatea solid, stable Amino sulfonic acid surfactant with excellent UV absorbing, emulsifying, antistatic, dispersing abilities.
7pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
8papainstrong allergen, one study showed it may be effective for exfoliation but only in pure concentration, shows the same irritating effects as hydrogen peroxide but was shown to be antibacterial in one study
10maltodextrinbinding agent; may increase anti-aging properties of other ingredients when used together; anti-irritant
11lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
12GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
13glucosehas water-binding properties for skin; used also as a filler in a formula
14fragranceFragrance 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.
15EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
16Chondrus Crispusmasks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , moisturizing
17Ci 19140cosmetic colorant
18calcium pantothenatehydrating & wound-healing
19caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
20bromelainchemical exfoliator from pineapples; also used as a texturizer; very little research on topical human applications. Pineapple extract has antibacterial properties
21alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
22acacia senegalcan have anti-inflammatory properties, but is used primarily as a thickening agent
23(lemon)Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.
24ACER SACCHARUMmoisturizing properties, not the same as glycolic or lactic acids nor does it exfoliate skin
25Bilberry Fruit/Leaf Extractantioxidant with no proven effect on skin (just internally); marketed as a natural alternative to hydroquinone but no research is available that proves this effect at all
26Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits

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