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being TRUE Essential Pore and Complexion Refiner (All Skin Types)

Deionized Water, Lactic Acid9 (and) Ammonium Lactate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (and) Squalane5 (and) Polysorbate 607, Octyl Dodecanol, Glucosamine10 HCI (and) Algae12 Extract (and) Yeast1 Extract (and) Urea4, Salicylic Acid2, Aloe13 Vera Gel, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract11, Sodium Hyaluronate3 Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, True Antioxidant Complex (DL-Alpha Tocopherol16, Japanese Green Tea, White Tea), Retinol6, Panthenol8, Allantoin14, Betacarotene, Acrylates Copolymer15, Phenoxyethanol (and) Butylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Propylparaben (and) Methylparaben.

being TRUE  Essential Pore and Complexion Refiner (All Skin Types)

IngredientWhat it does
2salicylic acidinduces 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
3sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
4ureaHumectant 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.
5squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
6retinolProven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation
7polysorbate 60thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
8panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
9lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
10Glucosamineantistatic moisturizer
11Artemisia Vulgaris Extractmoisturizing
12algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
13aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
14allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
15acrylates copolymerabsorbs oil in products & skin; suspends other ingredients
16alpha tocopherolAntioxidant 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)

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