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Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask dupes

Aqua[21]/Water[21]/Eau, Kaolin[22], Sea Silt[23], Decyl Glucoside[7], Propanediol[4], Lauryl Glucoside[1], Bentonite[3], Montmorillonite[23], Gluconolactone[12], Lens Esculenta[10] (Lentil) Seed Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract[11], Salix Alba[16] (Willow) Bark Extact, Citric Acid[17], Xanthan Gum[19], Caprylyl Glycol[6], Chlorphenesin[14], Sodium Benzoate[8], Allantoin[20], Disodium Edta[13], Polysilicone-11[9], Calcium Gluconate[2], Laureth-12[18], Ethylhexylglycerin[15], Phenoxyethanol[15], Titanium Dioxide[5] (Ci 77891[5]).

Philosophy  Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask  

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Lauryl Glucoside ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. Calcium Gluconate. Used as a buffer, firming ingredient, and sequestrant.
3. bentonite – clays ( Bentonite ) Highly absorbent; thickens, stabilizes and bulks up a product
4. propylene glycol ( Propanediol ) solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
5. Titanium Dioxide ( Ci 77891 ) A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
6. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
7. Decyl Glucoside. A surfactant for sensitive skin; mild penetration enhancer
8. 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.
9. Polysilicone-11. film forming silicone polymer
10. lentil extract ( Lens Esculenta ) skin conditioner, may have antioxidant properties
11. bamboo extract ( Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract ) proven to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound-healing, it's an antioxidant but not as powerful as green tea, for example. Studies are limited but promising on anti-aging & potential limitation of melanin production.
12. Gluconolactone. serves as a skin conditioner/exfoliant (hydrolyses to Gluconic Acid) & chelator; also used as part of a preservative system
13. Disodium Edta. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
14. Chlorphenesin. Chlorphenesin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antimicrobial, preservative ingredient.
15. preservatives ( Ethylhexylglycerin,Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
16. willow bark ( Salix Alba ) anti-inflammatory, though not a substitute for salicylic acid
17. Citric Acid. mainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
18. Laureth-12. Laureth-12 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
19. thickener ( Xanthan Gum ) thickens/stabilizes the product; generally, the more thickening agents used in formulating a cream, for example, may enhance its stability, but can also cause difficulty in spreading.
20. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
21. solvents ( Aqua,Water ) solvent
22. Kaolin. a 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.
23. clays ( Sea Silt,Montmorillonite ) absorbs oil from your skin; also used to thicken/emulsify a product

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