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Ensulizole20 1.0%, Octinoxate15 7.5%, Zinc Oxide1 3.0%

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane23, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Corn Starch Modified, Butylene Glycol26, Chitosan37 Ascorbate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa Argan Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto9) Fruit Extract, Sesame Seed Extract, Pomegranate38 Seed Oil, Sodium PCA6, Betaine28, Sorbitol7, Glycine18, Alanine33, Proline11, Serine, Threonine, Arginine29, Lysine17, Glutamic Acid19, Capryloyl Glycine24, Sarcosine10, Cinnamomum Zeylancium Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate30, Acrylates Copolymer35, Magnesium Carbonate, Tea Tree5 Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether22, Niacinamide16, Yeast2 Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chesnut) Seed Extract, Titanium Dioxide4, Algae34 Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate31, Panthenol14, Zinc Gluconate3, Caffeine25, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer39, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate13, Biotin27, Salix Alba36 (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol32, Disodium EDTA21, Sodium Chloride8, Propyl Gallate12, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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IngredientWhat it does
1zinc oxideUVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
3zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
4titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
5tea treeantifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, potentially irritating
6sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
7sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
8sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
9saw palmettomay have anti-inflammatory effects, but there's little research to support this. Saw palmetto is said to limit testerone production, though I believe this effect may be referring to internal use, not topical use in skincare products.
10sarcosinereduces the production of squalane, a human sebum component - regulates & reduces oily skin better than zinc gluconate
12propyl gallateantioxidant & fragrance ingredient; reported to cause allergic reactions
13Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearatemoisturizing
14panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
15OctinoxateA UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
16niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
17Lysineanti-static moisturizer
18glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
19glutamic acidhumectant anti-static hair conditioner
20EnsulizoleUVB sunscreen with a light feel; somewhat protects from UVA but not as well
21disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
22dicaprylyl etherskin-conditioning emollient & solvent
23CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
24Capryloyl Glycineantibacterial cleansing agent
25caffeineconstricts 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
26butylene 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
27biotintexturizer; no reported skin benefit when applied topically; may regulate sebum
28betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
29arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
30aluminum starch octenylsuccinateabsorbent; anticaking agent; lipophilic viscosity controlling; thickener
31Ammonium Glycyrrhizateanti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
32aminomethyl propanolemulsifying ingredient; prolonged skin exposure may cause irritation due to alkalinity, but in most commercial products the alkalinity is neutralized
33alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
34algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
35acrylates copolymerabsorbs oil in products & skin; suspends other ingredients
36Salix albaanti-inflammatory, though not a substitute for salicylic acid
37chitosanwound-healer; exfoliator; shown to lighten hyperpigmentation
38pomegranateastringent; strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & antiproliferative properties
39Acrylates Crosspolymerabsorbs oil in products & skin; suspends other ingredients

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