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Dr. Barbara Sturm Lifting Serum dupes

Aqua[13]/Water[13]/Eau, Butylene Glycol[7], Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract[1], Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose[4], Pullulan[10], Phenoxyethanol[9], Carbomer[11], Ethylhexylglycerin[9], Magnesium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan[3], Sodium Hyaluronate[8], Xanthan Gum[12], Porphyridium Cruentum[14] Extract, Sodium Hydroxide[6], Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate[2], Plankton Extract[5].

Ingredient Analysis
1. Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract. Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antioxidant, moisturizing ingredient.
2. Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an anti-dandruff, antimicrobial ingredient.
3. Magnesium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan. Magnesium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
4. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. Binds ingredients; stabilizes emulsions; film former; gelling & coating agent. Used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has also been used as a rate-controlling polymer for sustained-release dose forms. It has a high viscosity and is often used in ophthalmic preparations as artificial tears for dry eyes. In the US, it is available over-the-counter (OTC) in such products as Isopto Tears and Nature’s Tears.
5. Plankton Extract. Plankton Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
6. buffering agent ( Sodium Hydroxide ) a buffering agent (stabilizes pH)
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. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
10. film former ( Pullulan ) film-former
11. Carbomer. Carbomer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, gelling, viscosity controlling ingredient.
12. 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.
13. solvents ( Aqua ) solvent
14. algae ( Porphyridium Cruentum ) 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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