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theBalm TIMEBALM White Tea Blueberry Mask dupes

Water[16] (Aqua[16]), Kaolin[18], Glycerin[17], Zinc Oxide[10], Sodium Polystyrene[9] Sulfonate, Aloe[19] Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose[2], Sorbitol[14], Propylene Glycol[4], Triethanolamine[6], Phenoxyethanol[8], Caprylyl Glycol[7], Allantoin[11], Ethylhexylglycerin[8], Hexylene Glycol[1], Camellia Sinensis[3] Leaf Extract, Blueberry[12] Extract, Chamomile[13] Flower Extract, Rosemary[5] Leaf Extract, Fragrance[15] (Parfum[15])

theBalm TIMEBALM White Tea Blueberry Mask

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Hexylene Glycol ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. Binds ingredients; stabilizes emulsions; film former; gelling & coating agent. Used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has also been used as a rate-controlling polymer for sustained-release dose forms. It has a high viscosity and is often used in ophthalmic preparations as artificial tears for dry eyes. In the US, it is available over-the-counter (OTC) in such products as Isopto Tears and Nature’s Tears.
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. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
5. rosemary extract ( Rosemary ) antimicrobial antioxidant with a calming effect; but its fragrant components can cause irritation if present in large amounts. If listed at the end of the ingredient list, it's likely added in a small amount.
6. Triethanolamine. Triethanolamine is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an pH buffering, emulsifying, that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
7. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
8. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol,Ethylhexylglycerin ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
9. Polystyrene. Polystyrene is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an film forming ingredient.
10. Zinc Oxide. UVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
11. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
12. Blueberry. Said to be skin protecting and soothing. Contains arbutin.
13. Chamomile. anti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
14. Sorbitol. a humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
15. Fragrance ( Parfum ) 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.
16. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
17. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
18. Kaolin. a clay much like any other, absorbs excess oil and dirt from skin. High in potassium and can be used in cleansers to give a silkier feel. Also has anti-caking properties; said to be ideal for sensitive skin.
19. Aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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