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Ole Henriksen invigorating night treatment dupes

Aqua[17] (Water[17]), Glycolic Acid[8], Lactic Acid[11], Algae[20] Extract, Glycerin[18], Calcium Ascorbate[13], Sorbitol[15], Tocopherol[12], Vaccinium Myrtillus[4] Extract, Saccharum Officinarum[3] (Sugar Cane)[3] Extract, Acer Saccharum[10] (Sugar Maple)[10] Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis[19] (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum[7] (Lemon)[7] Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza[5] Glabra (Licorice[5]) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum[14], Biosaccharide Gum-1[2], Propylene Glycol[6], Phenoxyethanol[9], Potassium Hydroxide[1], Fragrance[16] (Parfum[16])
Ole Henriksen invigorating night treatment

Ingredient Analysis
1. Potassium Hydroxide. AKA 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.
2. Biosaccharide Gum-1. Biosaccharide Gum-1 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
3. sugar cane extract ( Saccharum Officinarum,(Sugar Cane) ) moisturizing agent; NOT the same thing as glycolic acid nor is it a substitute for it
4. bilberry extract ( Vaccinium Myrtillus ) antioxidant with no proven effect on skin (just internally); marketed as a natural alternative to hydroquinone but no research is available that proves this effect at all
5. licorice extract ( Glycyrrhiza,Licorice ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
6. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
7. 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.
8. Glycolic Acid. Proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
9. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
10. sugar maple ( Acer Saccharum,(Sugar Maple) ) moisturizing properties, not the same as glycolic or lactic acids nor does it exfoliate skin
11. Lactic Acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
12. 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)
13. Vitamin C ( Calcium 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
14. thickener ( Xanthan Gum ) thickens/stabilizes the product; generally, the more thickening agents used in formulating a cream, for example, may enhance its stability, but can also cause difficulty in spreading.
15. Sorbitol. a humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
16. Fragrance ( Parfum ) 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.
17. solvents ( Aqua,Water ) solvent
18. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
19. mandarin ( Citrus Aurantium Dulcis ) fragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
20. Algae. marine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product

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