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Aqua (Water, Eau), Kaolin10, Ci 7789129 (Titanium Dioxide4), Stearic Acid5, Jojoba Esters, Butylene Glycol23, Lactic Acid11, Glycerin12, Myristyl Nicotinate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Cetyl Alcohol21, Glyceryl Stearate30 Se13, Glycolic Acid14, Cyclodextrin18, Arginine27, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose15) Oil, Fragrance16 (Parfum), Sorbitan Stearate6, Peg-100 Stearate7, Salicylic Acid1, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate31, Oleth-38 Phosphate, Hydrogenated Lecithin9, Prunus Cerasus Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Solum Diatomeae (Diatomaceous Earth32) (Terre De Diatomées), Soy Amino Acids28, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Faex (Yeast3 Extract) (Extrait De Levure), Gallic Acid, Caffeine24, Betaine25, Sodium Polyacrylate, Mica, Ci 1914020 (Yellow 5), Ci 14700 (Red 4), Xanthan Gum, Bht, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium Edta17, Caprylyl Glycol22, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid19, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Benzoate26, Limonene

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
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
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.
6Sorbitan Stearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
7PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
8Oleth-3emulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
9lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
10kaolina clay much like any other, absorbs excess oil and dirt from skin. High in potassium and can be used in cleansers to give a silkier feel. Also has anti-caking properties; said to be ideal for sensitive skin.
11lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
12GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
13glyceryl stearate SEself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
14glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
15evening primrosevery rich & delicate skin-friendly moisturizing oil; anti-inflammatory & great for eczema & psoriasis
16fragranceFragrance 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.
17disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
18cyclodextrinabsorbent & chelating agent; also used as a carrier vehicle for essential oils and other actives.
19citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
20Ci 19140cosmetic colorant
21Cetyl 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
22caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
23butylene 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
24caffeineconstricts 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
25betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
26benzyl benzoatesolvent & fragrance
27arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
28Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
29CI 77891A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
30glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
31Magnesium Aluminum Silicatea natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel
32Diatomaceous EarthAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen

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