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Skin&Co Charcoal Cleanser

Water, Myristic Acid6, Butylene Glycol14, Stearic Acid1, Potassium Hydroxide4, Glycerin9, Cocamide MEA, 1,2-Hexanediol8, Charcoal12 Powder, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Potassium Cocoate5, Shea Butter2, Sorbitan Olivate15, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Geranium10 Flower Oil, Lavender7 Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Rose Flower Oil3, Sandalwood Oil, Gingergrass Oil, BHT, Disodium EDTA11, Centella Asiatica13 Extract, Japanese Knotweed Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract

IngredientWhat it does
1stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
2shea butteremollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness
3Rose Flower Oilfragrance masking
4potassium hydroxideAKA Lye is used in a tiny amount in skincare as a pH adjuster. Most commonly used in cleansers as a base for liquid soaps and in higher concentrations is a significant skin sensitizer.
5Potassium Cocoateemulsifier; surfactant
6myristic aciddetergent cleansing agent; makes a product foamy. Can be drying.
7lavenderMainly used for aromatherapy than skincare; mild antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory effects make it useful as part of a preservative system in a product; fragrance components oxidize on skin & can cause irritation
8Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
9GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
10geraniumthe oil is antibacterial and used as a fragrance but can be irritating, the extract is an antioxidant
11disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
12charcoalAbsorbs oil in leave-on products. Abrasive; Absorbent; Colorant; Opacifying Agent; colorant. May disinfect wounds (according to one study).
13centella asiaticaantibacterial, anti-psoriatic, and wound-healing properties
14butylene 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
15olivateDerived from olive oil.

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