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Water[39] (aqua[39]), glycerin[41], butylene glycol[17], arctostaphylos uva ursi[43] (bearberry[43]) leaf extract, mitracarpus scaber extract, carbomer[34], polysorbate 20[29], palmitoyl oligopeptide[8], palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7[4], 1,2-hexanediol[30], caprylyl glycol[18], c12-15 alkyl benzoate, cyclopentasiloxane[11], prunus amygdalus[31] dulcis (sweet almond) oil, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate[35], dextran[29], palmitoyl tripeptide-8[7], camellia sinensis[6] (green and white tea[6]) leaf extract, lycium barbarum[10] (goji berry[10]) fruit extract, punica granatum[9] (pomegranate[9]) extract, vitis vinifera (grapeseed) extract[25], aspalathus linearis (red tea) leaf extract, morus nigra (mulberry) leaf extract[21], malva sylvestris (mallow)[5] extract, mentha piperita[42] (peppermint[42]) leaf extract, primula veris[20] extract, alchemilla vulgaris[27] extract, veronica officinalis extract[2], melissa officinalis[19] (balm mint[19]) leaf extract, achillea millefolium[22] extract, alcohol,[40] sclerotium gum[23], peg-12 dimethicone[12], methyl gluceth-20[13], dimethicone[36], caprylic/capric triglyceride[3], citrus medica limonum[26] (lemon)[26] peel extract, ginger root extract[24], sodium phytate[14], allantoin[37], sunflower seed oil[28], tocopheryl[33] acetate (vitamin e[33]), rosmarinus officinalis[16] (rosemary[16]) leaf extract, retinyl palmitate[44] (vitamin a[44]), lactic acid[32], glycyrrhiza[15] glabra (licorice[15]) root extract, sodium polyacrylate[1], citral[38], geraniol[38], limonene[38], linalool[38].

June Jacobs Brightening Serum

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( sodium polyacrylate ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. veronica officinalis extract. Veronica Officinalis Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
3. caprylic/capric triglyceride. Coconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel. Liquid oil at room temperature.
4. palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. a moisturizing regenerating peptide; may suppress the production of inflammation
5. malva sylvestris extract ( malva sylvestris (mallow) ) anti-inflammatory, antioxidant & soothing properties
6. green tea – polyphenols ( camellia sinensis,white tea ) proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory; can prevent collagen breakdown & reduce UV damage to skin. It is generally accepted that 5% green tea extract or polyphenols in the 90% range is an effective concentration in skincare products to produce these effects.
7. palmitoyl tripeptide-8. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
8. palmitoyl oligopeptide. synthetic fatty acid-linked peptide that can help repair visible skin damage and strengthen skin’s underlying supportive elements. Some research has shown that this peptide has similar anti-aging benefits to retinol, and you can use both together.
9. pomegranate extract ( punica granatum,pomegranate ) astringent; strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & antiproliferative properties
10. goji berry extract ( lycium barbarum,goji berry ) antioxidant & skin conditioner
11. 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)
12. peg-12 dimethicone. Peg-12 Dimethicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
13. methyl gluceth-20. water-soluble liquid moisturizer & emollient; has moisture-binding properties; also a foaming agent
14. sodium phytate. Sodium Phytate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an chelating, dental care ingredient.
15. licorice extract ( glycyrrhiza,licorice ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
16. rosemary extract ( rosmarinus officinalis,rosemary ) antimicrobial antioxidant with a calming effect; but its fragrant components can cause irritation if present in large amounts. If listed at the end of the ingredient list, it's likely added in a small amount.
17. 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
18. caprylyl glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
19. melissa extract ( melissa officinalis,balm mint ) (proven in vitro) antioxidant, anti-viral & antibacterial properties, but irritating, more of a fragrance ingredient
20. cowslip extract ( primula veris ) skin conditioner
21. black mulberry ( morus nigra (mulberry) leaf extract ) contains arbutin, but only limited in vitro studies support its usefulness for inhibiting melanin production. Further study is needed.
22. yarrow extract ( achillea millefolium ) May cause skin irritation & photosensitivity, studies that say this is an anti-inflammatory were performed in vitro, there is little research showing this ingredient to have any benefit for skin
23. sclerotium gum. Sclerotium Gum is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, moisturizing, viscosity controlling ingredient.
24. ginger extract ( ginger root extract ) anti-inflammatory effects, but can be irritating, especially the oil. It's also used as a fragrance & skin conditioner.
25. grape extract ( (grapeseed) extract ) potent antioxidant with proven effects
26. lemon extract ( citrus medica limonum,(lemon) ) Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.
27. lady’s mantle ( alchemilla vulgaris ) antimicrobial properties but also irritating due to high tannin content
28. sunflower oil ( sunflower seed oil ) Occlusive, emollient skin-friendly oil; can improve skin healing, due to linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Moisturizing, especially for dry skin & reduces inflammation & repairs skin's barrier. Combined with PEG- esters it's an emulsifier.
29. Coming soon! ( polysorbate 20,dextran ) Coming soon!
30. hexanediol. Hexanediol is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an solvent to dissolve things in a formula ingredient.
31. almond oil ( prunus amygdalus ) an emollient oil rich in fatty acids, great for dry skin
32. lactic acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
33. 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)
34. carbomer. Carbomer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, gelling, viscosity controlling ingredient.
35. Vitamin C ( tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate ) 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
36. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
37. allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
38. fragrance ( citral,geraniol,limonene,linalool ) Fragrance 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.
39. solvents ( Water,aqua ) solvent
40. alcohols ( , alcohol, ) antiseptic solvent; dissolves oil; can be irritating & drying; sometimes used as a preservative
41. glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
42. menthol ( mentha piperita,peppermint ) Anti-bacterial astringent; fragrance; that cooling feeling is your skin being irritated. Used as a denaturating and deodorizing solution.
43. arbutin ( arctostaphylos uva ursi,bearberry ) lightened skin in in vitro studies, from hydroquinone; it's unclear how much is needed to show whitening effects. Low concentrations have no effect, while high concentrations of about 5% or more can be as irritating as hydroquinone & may potentially result in unexpected hyperpigmentation
44. retinol ( retinyl palmitate,vitamin a ) Proven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation

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