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The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Serum

Water/​Eau, Glycerin14, Cyclopentasiloxane15, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Heptanoate4, 1,2 – Hexanediol13, Panthenol9, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Stearyl Caprylate5, Ceramide1 Np, Ceramide Ap17, Ceramide Eop18, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid11, Trehalose3, Adenosine23, Tannic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg10) Extract, Beta-Glucan, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer22, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Phytosphingosine8, Cholesterol16, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate24, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate6, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Hydroxide7, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil25, Beta-Carotene20, Ascorbyl Palmitate21, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor19) Bark Oil, Litsea Cubeba12 Fruit Oil, Origanum Majorana Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis26 (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil

IngredientWhat it does
1ceramidecan help restore the skin's barrier system; improves texture, reduces topical irritation, restores moisture
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3trehalosehumectant moisturizer; skin-repairing ingredient
4stearyl heptanoateskin-conditioning emollient, also used in perfuming
5Stearyl Caprylateemollient moisturizer
6sodium lauroyl lactylatewhen used in higher concentrations (at the beginning of an ingredient list) this is a surfactant, but it's also used as a penetration enhancer, emulsifier, thickener, foaming agent & mild skin conditioner
7potassium 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.
8phytosphingosineanti-inflammatory & anti-microbial moisturizing ingredient; used in hair and skin conditioners; derived from yeast; also a preservative
9panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
10nutmegirritating 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
11Madecassic Acidmoisturizing
12Litsea cubebaused for its citrusy fragrance
13Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
15CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
16cholesterolEmollient moisturizer; stabilizes & increases viscosity in a product. According to PETA, it's derived from lanolin & alternatives include solid complex alcohols (sterols) from plant sources.
17Ceramide Apmoisturizer
18Ceramide Eopmoisturizer
19Camphordenaturating solution, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula a substance added to plastics or other materials to make them more pliable or softer
20beta-carotenecoloring, 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
21ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
22alkyl 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
23adenosineanti-inflammatory
24sodium Stearoyl Glutamatemoisturizer and emulsifier; from coconut & amino acids
25Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oilhigh in vitamin A; used as a coloring; skin irritant
26Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits

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