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pH:3.80

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid1 0.5% Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Witch Hazel2 Water, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Acetyl Glucosamine7, Sucrose, Isodecyl Neopentanoate5, Steareth-21, Glycine6, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer14, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Caffeine10, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isohexadecane, Steareth-2, Algae13 Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate3, Polysorbate 8015, Quaternium-22, Butylene Glycol11, Sodium Hydroxide, Pentylene Glycol4, Disodium EDTA9, Fragrance8 (Parfum) Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Benzalkonium chloride12, Green 5, Yellow 5.

IngredientWhat it does
1salicylic 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
2witch hazelfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
3sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
4pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
5Isodecyl NeopentanoateSynthetic ester; Emollient
6glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
7Glucosamineantistatic moisturizer
8fragranceFragrance 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.
9EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
10caffeineconstricts 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
11butylene glycolsolvent; 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
12benzalkonium chlorideantimicrobial agent; antistatic agent; cosmetic biocide; deodorant agent; surfactant -suspending agent and preservative
13algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
14acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymeremulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener
15polysorbate 80depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better

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