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Wate, Propylene Glycol6, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane13, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate19, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin10, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate11, Triethanolamine4, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose12) Oil, Argan Oil18, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate5, Alcohol, Steareth-21, Xanthan Gum, Bisabolol16, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer21, Niacinamide8, Horse Chestnut9 Extract, Yeast1 Extract (Faex), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate20, Aloe24 Barbadensis Leaf Extract22, Tocopherol, Panthenol7, Zinc Gluconate2, Sodium Citrate, Caffeine15,hamamelis23 Virginiana (Witch Hazel3) Extract, Citric Acid14, Biotin17, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben

Benefit Ka-Pow

IngredientWhat it does
2zinc gluconateProven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
3witch hazelfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
4triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
5Tetrasodium IminodisuccinateChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
6propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
7panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
8niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
9horse chestnutpotent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory; but no studies prove it works on cellulite; contains high levels of saponins
10GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
11glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
12evening primrosevery rich & delicate skin-friendly moisturizing oil; anti-inflammatory & great for eczema & psoriasis
13CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
14citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
15caffeineconstricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
16bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
17biotintexturizer; no reported skin benefit when applied topically; may regulate sebum
18argan oilmoisturizing emollient; anti-inflammatory skin-friendly oil
19aluminum starch octenylsuccinateabsorbent; anticaking agent; lipophilic viscosity controlling; thickener
20Ammonium Glycyrrhizateanti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
21alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
22Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extractemollient moisturizing, humectant moisturizing, dental care, moisturizing
23Hamamelisfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
24aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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