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G.M. Collin Retinol Advanced + Matrixyl + Q10

Water/Eau, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Glycerin16, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride24, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein6, Cetearyl Isononanoate22, Butylene Glycol25, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-410, Pentylene Glycol11, Cyclopentasiloxane21, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Octyldodecanol14, Pollen Extract, Soybean Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Wheat Germ2 Oil Unsaponifiables, Peg-100 Stearate12, Glyceryl Stearate17, Soybean Oil, Retinol8, Tocopherol, Acacia Senegal28 Gum, Propylene Glycol9 Alginate, Squalane7, Ubiquinone4, Sodium Ascorbate, Panthenol13, Cetyl Alcohol23, Glyceryl Monostearate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline20, Propanediol, Pentapeptide, Ceramide3 3, Isodecyl Salicylate15, Isopropylbenzyl Salicylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin26, Laureth-7, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin27, Disodium Edta19, Fragrance18, Triethanolamine5, Potassium Sorbate, Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

G.M. Collin Retinol Advanced + Matrixyl + Q10 1.7 oz

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2wheat germemollient oil; extract is also skin-conditioning. Extract is sometimes listed as a skin lightener (click to read more)
3ceramidecan help restore the skin's barrier system; improves texture, reduces topical irritation, restores moisture
4ubiquinonemay have potential depigmentation effects; proven moisturizing antioxidant; reduces UV damage; stimulates collagen; anti-inflammatory
5triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
6soy proteinproven skin benefits: depigmentation, anti-aging & increases collagen production; also used as an emulsifier & emollient. Soy has also been found to have anti-androgenic effects.
7squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
8retinolProven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation
9propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
11pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
12PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
13panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
14OctyldodecanolEmulsifier; Fragrance; Solvent
15isodecyl salicylateanti-inflammatory, antiseptic BHA derivative
16GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
17glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
18fragranceFragrance 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.
19disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
20Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyprolineantistatic moisturizer
21CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
22cetearyl isononanoateemollient skin & hair conditioner
23Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
24Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
25butylene 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
26C13-14 Isoparaffinemollient; solvent
27allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
28acacia senegalcan have anti-inflammatory properties, but is used primarily as a thickening agent

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