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Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene6, Butylene Glycol17, Glycerin11, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate8, Cyclopentasiloxane15, Betaine18, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, C14-22 Alcohols2016, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Glycol Stearate12, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid4, Hydrogenated Lecithin9, Dimethicone, Beeswax19, Sophora Japonica5 Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Creatine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Tromethamine3, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-51, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris1 Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender10) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA14, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis21 (Orange) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil7, Spirulina Platensis Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance13


IngredientWhat it does
1artemisia vulgarisMugwort or common wormwood has no research showing it has any benefit for skin. Other sources claim it may have antibacterial properties, but can also be irritating.
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3tromethaminefragrance; adjusts pH; buffering agent
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.
5Sophora Japonicaa skin protecting antioxidant; shows anti-irritant, anti-oxidant and glutathione enhancing (anti-aging) properties (in vitro)
6polyisobutenefilm-former; thickener
7Pelargonium Graveolens Oilfragrance masking
8Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprateemollient moisturizer
9lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
10lavenderMainly used for aromatherapy than skincare; mild antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory effects make it useful as part of a preservative system in a product; fragrance components oxidize on skin & can cause irritation
11GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
12glycol stearatecream base, emollient, conditioner, stabilizer, opacifying ingredient, & (if SE follows the name) emulsifier
13fragranceFragrance 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.
14disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
15CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
16C14-22 Alcoholsa mix of fatty alcohols used as an emulsion stabilizer
17butylene 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
18betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
19beeswaxa thickening agent that has some emollient properties
20alcoholsantiseptic solvent; dissolves oil; can be irritating & drying; sometimes used as a preservative
21Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits

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