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Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin12, Dicaprylyl Carbonate19, Propanediol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil1, Alcohol, Carbomer, Steareth-21, Salicylic Acid2, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide, Steareth-2, Disodium EDTA16, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate11, Glyceryl Stearate13, Corn Starch, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin10, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer14, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate3, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Zinc Sulfate4, Polyquaternium-67, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E6), Methylisothiazolinone9, Fragrance15 (Parfum), Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzoic Acid17, Dehydroacetic Acid, Propylene Glycol7, Polysorbate 8018, Potassium Hydroxide8, Chlorophyllin-Coper Complex, Limonene, Linalool, Citral.

IngredientWhat it does
1Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oilemollient, hair conditioner, masking, skin conditioner, solvent - can be pore-clogging for some
2salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
3sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
4zinc sulfateastringent; irritant
5Vitamin Can 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
6Vitamin EAntioxidant 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)
7propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
8potassium 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.
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
11Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinateabsorbing, formula binding, film forming
12GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
13glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
14Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymerhumectant moisturizer; controls viscosity in a product
15fragranceFragrance 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.
16disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
17benzoic acidanti-fungal preservative; a mild irritant to the skin, it can cause allergic reactions.
18polysorbate 80depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
19Dicaprylyl carbonate

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