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Murad Essential-C Cleanser

(Aqua), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine1613, Glycerin11, Triethanolamine2, Propylene Glycol5, Panthenol7, Phospholipids6, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate17, Chitosan21 Ascorbate, Lysine9 Lauroyl Methionate, Rice Amino Acids184, Zinc Aspartate1, Allantoin19, Sodium PCA3, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol15, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose10, Tetrasodium EDTA12, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis22 (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin8 Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Iron Oxides (CI 7749214)

Murad  EssentialC Cleanser

IngredientWhat it does
1Zinc Aspartatemoisturizing
2triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
3sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
4Rice Amino Acidsmoisturizer
5propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
6phospholipidsemollient moisturizers
7panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
8mandarinfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
9Lysineanti-static moisturizer
10hydroxypropyl methylcelluloseBinds ingredients; stabilizes emulsions; film former; gelling & coating agent. Used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has also been used as a rate-controlling polymer for sustained-release dose forms. It has a high viscosity and is often used in ophthalmic preparations as artificial tears for dry eyes. In the US, it is available over-the-counter (OTC) in such products as Isopto Tears and Nature’s Tears.
11GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
12EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
13Cocamidopropyl Betainefoam boosting, hair moisturizing, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
14Ci 77492cosmetic colorant
15butylene 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
16betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
17ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
18Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
19allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
20alkyl 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
21chitosanwound-healer; exfoliator; shown to lighten hyperpigmentation
22Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits

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