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Biodroga Alpha-Energizing Refreshing Gel Concentrate

Aqua, Glycerin5, Alcohol Denat, Cyclopentasiloxane8, Polyacryamide, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Coffea Robusta, Euglena Gracilis, Wheat (Triticum Vulgare), Algae14, Biosaccharide Gum15-112, C13-14 Isoparaffin11, Fragrance6, Laureth-7, Tetrasodium Edta7, Lactic Acid4, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Alcohol, Tocopherol, Propylene Glycol3, Chlorphenesin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride10, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate13, Citric Acid9, Ascorbic Acid1, Tin Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide2, Yellow, Red

Biodroga Alpha-Energizing Refreshing Gel Concentrate

IngredientWhat it does
1ascorbic acidan 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
2titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
3propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
4lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
5GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
6fragranceFragrance 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.
7EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
8CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
9citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
10Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
11C13-14 Isoparaffinemollient; solvent
12Biosaccharide Gum-1moisturizing
13ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
14algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
15biosaccharide gummoisturizing & skin soothing ingredient; anti-irritant; creates a moisture-binding film on the skin

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