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2% Hydroquinone[28]
Water[35] (Aqua[35]) Dimethicone[36], Simethicone[36], Isododecane[30], Cyclopentasiloxane[14], Peg-[43]10 Dimethicone[36], Polysilicone-11[19], Butylene Glycol[20], Ascorbyl Glucoside[33], Curcuma Longa[9] (Turmeric[9]) Root Extract, Oryza Sati[18]va (Rice) Bran Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit)[4] Peel Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Extract[24], Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract[32], Betula Alba Bark Extract[8], Cucumis Sati[18]vus (Cucumber[37]) Fruit Extract, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane[9], Scutellaria Baicalensis[16] Root Extract, Morus Bombycis Root Extract[5], Trametes Versicolor[17] Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate[10] Extract, Yeast Extract[11], Peg-[43]6, Tromethamine[29], Saliylic Acid, Polysorbate 20[27], Cholesterol[31], Isohexadecane[3], Propylene Glycol Dicaprate[6], Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake[15], Caffeine[38], Tocopheryl[34] Acetate, Tetrapeptide-30[21], Glycyrrhetinic Acid[13], Polysorbate 80[3], Sodium Hyaluronate[22], Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone[7], Squalane[39], Sodium Sulfite[25], Sodium Metabisulfite[12], Caprylyl Glycol[23], Glycerin[40], Hexylene Glycol[3], Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer[1], Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer[2], Disodium Edta[26], Phenoxyethanol[25], Yellow 6[27] (Ci 15985[42]), Yellow 5[27] (Ci 19140[41]).

Equate Dark Spot Corrector Skin Lightener

Ingredient Analysis
1. Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer. Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an viscosity controlling ingredient.
2. Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer. emulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener
3. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Isohexadecane ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
4. Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit). Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an unknown ingredient.
5. Morus Bombycis Root Extract. Morus Bombycis Root Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
6. Propylene Glycol Dicaprate. gel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It is a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.
7. Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone. silicone-based thickener & surfactant
8. Betula Alba Bark Extract. Betula Alba Bark Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an flavouring or perfuming, that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking, fragrance ingredient.
9. Tetrahydrocurcuminoids ( Curcuma Longa ) anti-inflammatory antioxidant; proven skin lightener; also improves shelf life of formulations
10. Saccharomyces Lysate. Saccharomyces Lysate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
11. yeast – beta glucans ( Yeast Extract ) As a skin-care ingredient yeast has potential as an antioxidant, but there are no independent studies confirming it; said to be a humectant moisturizer that brightens, fades sunspots and age spots, evens skin tone, controls cell turnover and oiliness.
12. Sodium Metabisulfite. disinfectant, antioxidant (for the formula) and preservative.
13. Glycyrrhetinic Acid. Glycyrrhetinic Acid is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
14. Cyclopentasiloxane. Silicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
15. sunflower seedcake ( Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake ) Abrasive; Absorbent; Bulking Agent
16. skullcap extract ( Scutellaria Baicalensis ) antioxidant, anti-inflammatory herbal extract; humectant moisturizer & soothing astringent
17. mushroom extract ( Trametes Versicolor ) emollient; humectant; skin protectant; antioxidant but no research backing up other claims
18. curcuma zedoaria ( Sati ) anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties, but can also irritate skin
19. Polysilicone-11. film forming silicone polymer
20. 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
21. Tetrapeptide-30. a synthetic peptide with skin-calming ability and can help revitalize a dull skin tone
22. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
23. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
24. barley extract ( Hordeum Vulgare Extract ) skin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
25. preservatives ( Sodium Sulfite ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
26. Disodium Edta. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
27. Coming soon! ( Polysorbate 20 ) Coming soon!
28. Hydroquinone. a strong inhibitor of melanin production
29. Tromethamine. fragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
30. Isododecane. fragrant emollient solvent, with a matte finish
31. Cholesterol. Emollient moisturizer; stabilizes & increases viscosity in a product. According to PETA, it's derived from lanolin & alternatives include solid complex alcohols (sterols) from plant sources.
32. wheat germ ( Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract ) emollient oil; extract is also skin-conditioning. Extract is sometimes listed as a skin lightener (click to read more)
33. Vitamin C ( Ascorbyl Glucoside ) an 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
34. 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)
35. solvents ( Water ) solvent
36. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
37. Cucumber. moisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
38. Caffeine. constricts 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
39. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
40. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
41. Ci 19140. Ci 19140 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an cosmetic color ingredient.
42. Ci 15985. Ci 15985 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an cosmetic color ingredient.
43. PEGs ( Peg- ) helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; emollient; emulsifier; sufactant (cleans); solvent; the lower the number following, the more it can penetrate the skin; keeps products stable

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