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NIA24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum

Aqua (Water, Eau), Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane17, Propylene Glycol4 Dicaprate3, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Isostearyl Alcohol, Nylon-1210, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Pentylene Glycol7, Phenyl Trimethicone, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol22 Cocoate, Betaine24, Squalane2, Panthenol9, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg11) Kernel Oil, Hexylresorcinol15, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Methyl Gluceth-2012, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer2725, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol21, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Maltol, Hydroxyethylcellulose14, Decyl Glucoside18, Ethylcellulose28, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Bisulfite, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane23, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer26, Cetyl Alcohol20, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone8, Polysilicone-116, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid19, Potassium Hydroxide5, Ethylene Brassylate, Methyldihydrojasmonate13, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA16, Limonene

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
3Propylene Glycol Dicaprategel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It is a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5potassium hydroxideAKA Lye is used in a tiny amount in skincare as a pH adjuster. Most commonly used in cleansers as a base for liquid soaps and in higher concentrations is a significant skin sensitizer.
6polysilicone-11film forming silicone polymer
7pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
8Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethiconeemulsifying, hair moisturizing
9panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
10Nylon-12bulking aka makes a product bulkier, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, viscosity controlling
11nutmegirritating fragrance components but there's research showing it interrupts the cellular process by which excess pigmentation forms; stimulates collagen & reduces destructive enzymes generated by sun exposure that cause collagen breakdown
12Methyl Gluceth-20water-soluble liquid moisturizer & emollient; has moisture-binding properties; also a foaming agent
13Methyldihydrojasmonatefragrance masking
14hydroxyethylcellulosegelling & thickening agent
15Hexylresorcinolantimicrobial
16disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
17CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
18decyl glucosideA surfactant for sensitive skin; mild penetration enhancer
19citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
20Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
21caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
22butylene 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
23Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneMoisturizer, Foam Booster, Surfactant adjuvant
24betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
25Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymerviscosity controlling
26alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
27Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymeremulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener
28ethylcelluloseBinding agent; Emulsifier; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film-forming agent; Thickener; Viscosity Controlling

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