Find skincare dupes, alternatives, and similar products

Shiseido Whitess EX dupes

Water[25], Arbutin[30], Alcohol Denat[26], Glycerin[28], Peg-[33]8, Cyclomethicone[20], Butylene Glycol[7], Betaine[31], Hydrogen[27]ated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Dimethicone[20], Pentaerythrityl Tetraoctanoate, Silica[32], Ethyl Ascorbic Acid[21], Behenyl Alcohol[10], Peg-[33]60 Glyceryl Isostearate[1], Squalane[24], Petrolatum[18], Peg-[33]5 Glyceryl Stearate[5], Tocopheryl[19] Acetate, Potassium Carbomer[22], Batyl Alcohol[14], Trisodium Edta[12], Isostearic Acid[11], Ammonium Glycyrrhizate[3], Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Xanthan Gum[23], Sodium Hexametaphosphate[2], Serine[17], Menthol[29], Lauryl Betaine[4], Arginine[17] Hcl, Sodium Hyaluronate[8], Sodium Metabisulfite[6], Methylparabe[15]n, Ethylparaben[15], Sodium Benzoate[9], Iron Oxides[16], BetaCarotene[13]

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Glyceryl Isostearate ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. Sodium Hexametaphosphate. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an anti-corrosive, chelating, that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking ingredient.
3. Ammonium Glycyrrhizate. Ammonium Glycyrrhizate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking, moisturizing ingredient.
4. Lauryl Betaine. Lauryl Betaine is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, cleansing, hair moisturizing, moisturizing, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
5. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
6. Sodium Metabisulfite. disinfectant, antioxidant (for the formula) and preservative.
7. 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
8. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
9. Sodium Benzoate. Sodium Benzoate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an anti-corrosive, that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking, preservative ingredient.
10. fatty alcohols ( Behenyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
11. alkyrol amides ( Isostearic Acid ) hydrophilic thickeners & foaming agents
12. Edta. Edta is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an chelating ingredient.
13. beta carotene ( BetaCarotene ) coloring, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties; however this is dose dependent. If it's at the end of the ingredient list, it's just being used as an (orange) colorant
14. Batyl Alcohol. emulsion stabilizer
15. preservatives ( Methylparabe,Ethylparaben ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
16. Coming soon! ( Iron Oxides ) Coming soon!
17. Amino Acids ( Serine,Arginine ) Widely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
18. Petrolatum. An occlusive protective moisturizer; great when used to seal in a humectant moisturizer
19. 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)
20. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
21. Vitamin C ( l Ascorbic Acid ) 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
22. Carbomer. Carbomer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, gelling, viscosity controlling ingredient.
23. 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.
24. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
25. solvents ( Water ) solvent
26. alcohols ( Alcohol Denat ) antiseptic solvent; dissolves oil; can be irritating & drying; sometimes used as a preservative
27. Hydrogen. Hydrogen is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antioxidant ingredient.
28. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
29. Menthol. Anti-bacterial astringent; fragrance; that cooling feeling is your skin being irritated. Used as a denaturating and deodorizing solution.
30. Arbutin. 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
31. Betaine. a humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
32. Silica. Silica is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an abrasive exfoliating, absorbing, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, viscosity controlling ingredient.
33. PEGs ( Peg- ) helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; emollient; emulsifier; sufactant (cleans); solvent; the lower the number following, the more it can penetrate the skin; keeps products stable

Searched 22,035 products for a match. Possible dupes found...

Skincare Dupes