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Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant dupes

Water[18]/​Aqua[18]/​Eau, Diatomaceous Earth[5], Butylene Glycol[9], C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil[6], Papain[21], Bromelain[16], Steareth-2[1]1, Steareth-2[1], Cetearyl Alcohol[10], Salicylic Acid[7], Sodium Magnesium Silicate[4], Lactic Acid[14], Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract[3], Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract[2], Citrus Medica Limonum[11] Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis[20] (Orange) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita[15] (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80[1], Disodium EDTA[12], Benzyl Pca[22], Phenoxyethanol[13], Linalool[17], Lavandula Angustifoli[19]a (Lavender[19]) Oil, Titanium Dioxide[8] (Ci 77891[8])

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Steareth-2 ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract. Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an astringent, moisturizing ingredient.
3. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emollient moisturizing, humectant moisturizing, dental care, moisturizing ingredient.
4. Sodium Magnesium Silicate. Sodium Magnesium Silicate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an formula binding, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, viscosity controlling ingredient.
5. Diatomaceous Earth. Diatomaceous Earth is used in skincare and cosmetics as an abrasive exfoliating, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear ingredient.
6. apricot kernel oil ( Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil ) lightweight, skin-conditioning emollient oil
7. beta hydroxy acid ( Salicylic Acid ) induces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
8. Titanium Dioxide. A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
9. 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
10. fatty alcohols ( Cetearyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
11. lemon extract ( Citrus Medica Limonum ) Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.
12. Disodium EDTA. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
13. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
14. Lactic Acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
15. chamomile ( Chamomilla Recutita ) anti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
16. Bromelain. chemical exfoliator from pineapples; also used as a texturizer; very little research on topical human applications. Pineapple extract has antibacterial properties
17. fragrance ( Linalool ) 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.
18. solvents ( Water ) solvent
19. lavender ( Lavandula Angustifoli ) Mainly 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
20. mandarin ( Citrus Aurantium Dulcis ) fragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
21. Papain. Papain is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
22. Pca. Pca is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an humectant moisturizing, MOISTURISING ingredient.

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