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SkinMedica Uplifting Eye Serum dupes

Water[17], Propylene Glycol[6], Glyceryl Polymethacrylate[2], Aloe[20] Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Isoceteth-[1]20, Glucosamine HCL[7], Algae[19] Extract, Retinyl Palmitate[18], Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate[14], Tocopheryl[15] Acetate, Camellia Sinensis[3] (green Tea[3]) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza[5] Glabra (licorice[5]) Root Extract, Salix Alba[11] (willow) Bark Extract, Lactic Acid[10], Kojic Acid[12], Allantoin[16], Panthenol[13], Sodium Hyaluronate[8], Yeast Extract[4], Urea[21], Tetrasodium EDTA[9], Phenoxyethanol[9], Butylparaben[9], Ethylparaben[9], Isobutylparaben[9], Methylparabe[9]n, Propylparaben[9].

SkinMedica  Uplifting Eye Serum

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( ceteth- ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. Glyceryl Polymethacrylate. Film-former; controls viscosity in a product
3. green tea – polyphenols ( Camellia Sinensis ) proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory; can prevent collagen breakdown & reduce UV damage to skin. It is generally accepted that 5% green tea extract or polyphenols in the 90% range is an effective concentration in skincare products to produce these effects.
4. yeast – beta glucans ( Yeast Extract ) As a skin-care ingredient yeast has potential as an antioxidant, but there are no independent studies confirming it; said to be a humectant moisturizer that brightens, fades sunspots and age spots, evens skin tone, controls cell turnover and oiliness.
5. licorice extract ( Glycyrrhiza ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
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. Glucosamine HCL. used as a pH adjuster, anti-static agent
8. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
9. preservatives ( Tetrasodium EDTA ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
10. Lactic Acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
11. willow bark ( Salix Alba ) anti-inflammatory, though not a substitute for salicylic acid
12. Kojic Acid. Kojic Acid is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antioxidant ingredient.
13. Panthenol. humectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
14. Vitamin C ( Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate ) an antioxidant proven to give you photoprotection by preventing oxidation & inflammation; boosts collagen production; can lighten hyperpigmentation if the concentration is high enough; also used as pH adjuster/buffering agent; fragrance ingredient
15. 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)
16. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
17. solvents ( Water ) solvent
18. retinol ( Retinyl Palmitate ) Proven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation
19. 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
20. Aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
21. Urea. Humectant moisturizer; improves penetration of other ingredients; minimizes water loss; speeds up skin renewal; adjusts pH of a product. If you're in the UK and looking for urea products, check the ingredient list for "carbamide" instead. It's the same thing.

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