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Water[16] (Aqua[16]), Sodium Laureth Sulfate[2], Butylene Glycol[7], Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate[1], Glycol Distearate[4], Algae[18] Extract, Hedychium Coronarium[9] Root Extract, Hamamelis[13] Virginiana (Witch Hazel[13]) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis[3] Kiwi Fruit Extract[3], Cucumber[15] Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis[17] (Orange) Fruit Extract, Glycolic Acid[11], Sodium PCA[14], PEG-8 Distearate[5], Polyquaternium-4[6], Diazolidinyl-Urea[12], Methylparabe[12]n, Propylparaben[10], Sodium Chloride[8]

Murad Refreshing Cleanser

Ingredient Analysis
1. Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate. Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an cleansing, foam boosting, hair moisturizing, hydrotrope, moisturizing, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
2. Anionic Surfactants ( Sodium Laureth Sulfate ) Used as surfactants & emulsifiers in cleansers & can be irritating to the skin, depending on alkalinity, some are very gentle. It's important to remember though, that just because a cleanser has sulfates in it doesn't mean it'll be drying and irritating. Take note of the other ingredients in the product (like anti-irritants, emollients, moisturizers) and where on the ingredient list the sulfate surfactant is listed. Click to read more about the different kinds used in skincare.
3. Kiwi Fruit Extract ( Actinidia Chinensis ) Kiwi fruit extract in cosmetics and skincare contains high amounts of potassium and various enzymes including papain, bromelain and many others. Kiwi extract is suggested to have anti-irritating and soothing properties. On the other hand, some sources state that the acid component of the kiwi can be a skin irritant. While Kiwi fruit as a food is known to have high amounts of Vitamin C, whether it translates into its use on skin has not been demonstrated.
4. Glycol Distearate. Glycol Distearate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emollient moisturizing, emulsifying, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, moisturizing, viscosity controlling ingredient.
5. PEG-8 Distearate. Peg-8 Distearate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying ingredient.
6. Polyquaternium-4. Polyquaternium-4 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, film forming ingredient.
7. 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
8. Sodium Chloride. salt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
9. ginger extract ( Hedychium Coronarium ) anti-inflammatory effects, but can be irritating, especially the oil. It's also used as a fragrance & skin conditioner.
10. Propylparaben. Propylparaben is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an fragrance, preservative ingredient.
11. Glycolic Acid. Proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
12. preservatives ( Diazolidinyl-Urea,Methylparabe ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
13. witch hazel ( Hamamelis ) fragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
14. Sodium PCA. Humectant moisturizer
15. Cucumber. moisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
16. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
17. mandarin ( Citrus Aurantium Dulcis ) fragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
18. Algae. marine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product

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