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Gold Bond Ultimate Soothing Skin Therapy Cream, Fragrance Free

Water, Hydroxyethyl Urea1, Glycerin11, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Petrolatum7, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearyldimonium Chloride13, Aloe20 Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane15, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-209, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glyceryl Stearate12, Shea Butter3 Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E2), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Bisabolol18 (L-Alpha), Ginger (Ginger) Root Extract, Boswellia Serrata17 Root Resin Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Panthenol8, Magnesium Ascorbyl Palmitate19, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Chamomile16 Flower Extract, Polysorbate 606, Stearamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Propylene Glycol4, Steareth-21, DiazolidinylUrea, Methylparaben, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters10, EDTA14 (Ethylenediamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid21), Propylparaben, Potassium Hydroxide5, Dipropylene Glycol

IngredientWhat it does
1ureaHumectant 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.
2Vitamin 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)
3shea butteremollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5potassium 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.
6polysorbate 60thickening agent, emulsifier, mild surfactant; used to form emulsions
7petrolatumAn occlusive protective moisturizer; great when used to seal in a humectant moisturizer
8panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
9Methyl Gluceth-20water-soluble liquid moisturizer & emollient; has moisture-binding properties; also a foaming agent
10Hydrolyzed Jojoba Estersfilm forming, hair moisturizing, moisturizing
11GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
12glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
13distearyldimonium chlorideanti-static; hair conditioner
14EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
15CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
16chamomileanti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
17boswellia serratagum resin of the Indian Frankincense tree; has research showing it has an anti-inflammatory effect on skin and can stimulate fibroblasts (cells that make collagen). However, it can also be a skin sensitizer and cause contact dermatitis. It's used in the manufacture of L'Oreal products as the anti-wrinkle agent "Boswelox", which has been criticized as being ineffective.
18bisabololanti-irritant; reduces dry & damaged skin flaking; restores suppleness; also a fragrance. It also increases the skin penetration of other cosmetic ingredients.
19ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
20aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
21acetic acidfragrance; pH adjuster; solvent for gums, resins, & volatile oils, this acid is found in vinegar & can disinfect, but can be drying & irritating to skin; banned in cosmetics by ASEAN.

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