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Active Ingredients Hydroquinone[14] (2.0%)

Other Ingredients Water[23] (Aqua[23]), Alcohol Denat[24], Glycolic Acid[12], Butylene Glycol[8], Glycerin[25], Methyl Gluceth-10[4] Aloe[26] Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salix Alba[15] (Willow) Bark Extract, Lecithin[21], Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate[19], Tocopherol[18], Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin[16]/Glycerin[25] Crosspolymer, Grapeseed Extract[10], Rice Amino Acids[6], Chitosan[3] Ascorbate, Lysine[17] Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc[27] Asparate, Allantoin[20], Tea Tree[22] Leaf Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate[5], Polyquaternium-[9]10, Hydroxyethylcellulose[2], PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil[1], Tetrasodium EDTA[11], Sodium Metabisulfate, Sodium Sulfite[13], Sodium Hydroxide[7]

Ingredient Analysis
1. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil. Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
2. Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose ( ethylcellulose ) Binding agent; Emulsifier; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film-forming agent; Thickener; Viscosity Controlling
3. acetyl glucosamine ( Chitosan ) wound-healer; exfoliator; shown to lighten hyperpigmentation
4. Methyl Gluceth-10. Methyl Gluceth-10 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, humectant moisturizing, MOISTURISING ingredient.
5. licorice extract ( Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
6. Rice Amino Acids. Functions in skincare and cosmetics as a/an hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
7. buffering agent ( Sodium Hydroxide ) a buffering agent (stabilizes pH)
8. 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
9. Polyquaterniums ( Polyquaternium- ) Film former and anti-static agent; used in haircare products; some are humectant moisturizers
10. grape extract ( Grapeseed Extract ) potent antioxidant with proven effects
11. EDTA. Edta is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an chelating ingredient.
12. Glycolic Acid. Proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
13. preservatives ( Sodium Sulfite ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
14. Hydroquinone. a strong inhibitor of melanin production
15. willow bark ( Salix Alba ) anti-inflammatory, though not a substitute for salicylic acid
16. Amylopectin. Used as a texturizer in foods and cosmetics.
17. Lysine. Lysine is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
18. Vitamin E ( Tocopherol ) 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)
19. Vitamin C ( Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate ) 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
20. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
21. Lecithin. Lecithin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing, emulsifying, moisturizing ingredient.
22. Tea Tree. antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, potentially irritating
23. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
24. alcohols ( Alcohol Denat ) antiseptic solvent; dissolves oil; can be irritating & drying; sometimes used as a preservative
25. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
26. Aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
27. Zinc. Zinc is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antioxidant ingredient.

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