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Aqua[22] (Water[22]), Glycolic Acid[13], Arginine[17], Propylene Glycol[6], Stearic Acid[15], Ammonium Hydroxide[5], Isostearic Acid[9], PEG-100 Stearate[8], Lactobionic Acid[7], Isododecane[16], Isohexadecane[1], Glyceryl Stearate[4], Cetyl Alcohol[10], Sorbitan Stearate[2], Methylglucamine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate[3], Tocopheryl[18] Acetate, Dimethicone[20], Xanthan Gum[21], Disodium EDTA[11], Bisabolol[19], BHT[14], Propylparaben[12], Methylparabe[14]n

NeoStrata High Potency Cream AHA 20

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Isohexadecane ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. Sorbitan Stearate. Sorbitan Stearate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying ingredient.
3. Magnesium Aluminium Silicate ( Magnesium Aluminum Silicate ) a natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel
4. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
5. Ammonium Hydroxide. pH adjuster
6. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
7. polyhydroxy acid ( Lactobionic Acid ) antioxidant leave-on exfoliator similar to AHA; able to chelate metals; gentle & said to be great for sensitive skin
8. PEG-100 Stearate. a moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
9. alkyrol amides ( Isostearic Acid ) hydrophilic thickeners & foaming agents
10. fatty alcohols ( Cetyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
11. Disodium EDTA. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
12. Propylparaben. Propylparaben is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an fragrance, preservative ingredient.
13. Glycolic Acid. Proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
14. preservatives ( BHT,Methylparabe ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
15. Stearic Acid. emulsifier; 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.
16. Isododecane. fragrant emollient solvent, with a matte finish
17. Amino Acids ( Arginine ) Widely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
18. Vitamin E ( Tocopheryl ) Antioxidant emollient & occlusive moisturizer with proven effects: protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage; increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients; reduces the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress; reduces transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin's barrier function; protects the skin barrier's oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process; reduces the severity of sunburn; preservative (if at the end of the list)
19. Bisabolol. anti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
20. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
21. 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.
22. solvents ( Aqua,Water ) solvent

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