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Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask dupes

Water[24], Sorbitol[21], Citrus Medica Limonum[12] (Lemon)[12] Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer[1], Glycerin[25], Butylene Glycol[8], Squalane[22], Bromelain[19], Ginkgo[3] Biloba Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid[16], Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Punica Granatum[5] Extract, Sodium PCA[17], Menthoxypropanediol[6], Punica Granatum Seed[4] Oil, Carica Papaya[26] (Papaya)[26] Fruit Extract, Zinc Gluconate[10], Tocopheryl[18] Acetate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil[2], Xanthan Gum[20], Polysorbate 60[11], Disodium EDTA[13], Phenoxyethanol[15], Caprylyl Glycol[9], Chlorphenesin[14], Benzyl Salicylate[7], Fragrance[23].

Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask

Ingredient Analysis
1. Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer. a gelling agent that thickens, emulsifies, and stabilizes products and solutions. It is very easy to use in liquid form and provides a sensation of freshness followed by a melting effect on contact with the skin
2. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil. Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
3. ginkgo biloba extract ( Ginkgo ) antioxidant with some anti-bacterial & anti-fungal effects; can reduce inflammation; no proven effects on cellulite
4. Punica Granatum Seed. Punica Granatum Seed is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an abrasive exfoliating, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, moisturizing ingredient.
5. pomegranate extract ( Punica Granatum ) astringent; strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & antiproliferative properties
6. Menthoxypropanediol. cooling agent; used in lip plumpers; primarily as a fragrance; twice as strong as menthol
7. Benzyl Salicylate. fragrance & UV light absorber
8. 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
9. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
10. Zinc Gluconate. Proven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
11. Polysorbate 60. thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
12. lemon extract ( Citrus Medica Limonum,(Lemon) ) 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.
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 ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
16. Lactic Acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
17. Sodium PCA. Humectant moisturizer
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. Bromelain. chemical exfoliator from pineapples; also used as a texturizer; very little research on topical human applications. Pineapple extract has antibacterial properties
20. 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.
21. Sorbitol. a humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
22. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
23. Fragrance. 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.
24. solvents ( Water ) solvent
25. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
26. papain ( Carica Papaya,(Papaya) ) strong allergen, one study showed it may be effective for exfoliation but only in pure concentration, shows the same irritating effects as hydrogen peroxide but was shown to be antibacterial in one study

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