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dr. denese Triple Strength Wrinkle Smoother Advanced Treatment

Water (Aqua), Glycerin14, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Acacia Decurrens/​Jojoba/​Sunflower Seed Wax/​Polyglyceryl‐3 Esters, Butylene Glycol20, Glycereth‐26, Squalane5, Stearyl Olivate26, Octyldodecyl Olivate8, Di‐C12‐15 Alkyl Fumarate, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid4, Palmitoyl Tripeptide‐38, Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-1813, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide‐7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Pantothenic Acid Heptapeptide‐Cu, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Leaf Cell Culture Extract6, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract15, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album24 (Mistletoe9) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium25 Extract, Glycine16 Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Adenosine23, Urea2, Allantoin22, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin19, Coco‐Glucoside, Mica, Titanium Dioxide3, Iron Oxides, Lecithin10, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid11, Polysorbate 607, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethiconol, Polyglyceryl‐10 Distearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arginine21, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Hydroxypropyl Bislauramide Mea, Lactic Acid/​Glycolic Acid17 Copolymer, Dextran, Disodium EDTA18, Isomalt12, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2ureaHumectant moisturizer; improves penetration of other ingredients; minimizes water loss; speeds up skin renewal; adjusts pH of a product. If you're in the UK and looking for urea products, check the ingredient list for "carbamide" instead. It's the same thing.
3titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
4stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
5squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
6Rhododendron Ferrugineum Leaf Cell Culture Extractmoisturizing
7polysorbate 60thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
8Octyldodecyl Olivatemoisturizing
9mistletoemarketed as an anti-inflammatory, soothing antioxidant, but conflicting sources claim the opposite!
10lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
11lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
12isomaltHumectant moisturizer (from beet sugar); anti-caking & bulking agent
13Heptapeptide-18moisturizing
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
15globularia cordifolia callus culture extractskin protecting
16glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
17glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
18disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
19cyclodextrinabsorbent & chelating agent; also used as a carrier vehicle for essential oils and other actives.
20butylene 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
21arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
22allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
23adenosineanti-inflammatory
24Viscum Albummarketed as an anti-inflammatory, soothing antioxidant, but conflicting sources claim the opposite!
25Achillea millefoliumcauses skin irritation & photosensitivity, studies that say this is an anti-inflammatory were performed in vitro, there is little research showing this ingredient to have any benefit for skin
26olivateDerived from olive oil.

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