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Water[16] (Aqua[16]), Propylene Glycol[5], Alcohol Denat[17], Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil[1], Ethoxydiglycol[10], Menthe Piperita (Peppermint[18]) Leaf Extract, Rosemary[6] Leaf Extract, Betula Alba[3] Juice, Betula Alba[3] Leaf Extract, Glucose[4], Lactic Acid[14], Butylene Glycol[8], Hydroxyethylcellulose[2], Fragrance[15] (Parfum[15]), Trideceth-9[13], Sodium Hydroxide[7], Phenoxyethanol[12], Methylparabe[12]n, Ethylparaben[12], Propylparaben[11], Butylparaben[12], Isobutylparaben[12], Potassium Sorbate[12], Sodium Benzoate[9].

BABOR Phytoactive Base

Ingredient Analysis
1. Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil. Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
2. Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose ( ethylcellulose ) Binding agent; Emulsifier; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film-forming agent; Thickener; Viscosity Controlling
3. birch bark extract ( Betula Alba ) antioxidant astringent; also used as a fragrance ingredient
4. glycosaminoglycans ( Glucose ) class of moisturizing ingredients, some with wound healing abilities
5. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
6. rosemary extract ( Rosemary ) antimicrobial antioxidant with a calming effect; but its fragrant components can cause irritation if present in large amounts. If listed at the end of the ingredient list, it's likely added in a small amount.
7. buffering agent ( Sodium Hydroxide ) a buffering agent (stabilizes pH)
8. Butylene Glycol. solvent; 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
9. Sodium Benzoate. Sodium Benzoate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an anti-corrosive, that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking, preservative ingredient.
10. Ethoxydiglycol. Ethoxydiglycol is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an humectant moisturizing, fragrance, solvent to dissolve things in a formula ingredient.
11. Propylparaben. Propylparaben is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an fragrance, preservative ingredient.
12. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol,Methylparabe,Ethylparaben,Butylparaben,Isobutylparaben,Potassium Sorbate ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
13. Trideceth-9. An emulsifier & surfactant
14. Lactic Acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
15. Fragrance ( Parfum ) Fragrance 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.
16. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
17. alcohols ( Alcohol Denat ) antiseptic solvent; dissolves oil; can be irritating & drying; sometimes used as a preservative
18. menthol ( Peppermint ) Anti-bacterial astringent; fragrance; that cooling feeling is your skin being irritated. Used as a denaturating and deodorizing solution.

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