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Institut Esthederm Eau Cellulaire Melting Moisturizing Cream

Aqua (Water, Eau)*, Dimethicone, Methylsilanol Mannuronate8, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin14, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl Ether17, Hexyldecanol12, Steareth-2, Boron Nitride26, Steareth-21, Butylene Glycol23, Cetyl Alcohol20, Pentylene Glycol7, Methylpropanediol9, Polyacrylamide, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer30, Beta-Sitosterol27, C13-14 Isoparaffin24, Sodium Citrate, 1-2 Hexanediol13, Fragrance15 (Parfum), Caprylyl Glycol21, Carnosine22, Sodium Chloride2, Laureth-7, Citric Acid18, Aminoethanesulfinic Acid29, Ceramide1 NP, Propylene Glycol4, Adenosine31, Potassium Chloride6, Biosaccharide Gum28-4, Sodium Bicarbonate3, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Disodium Phosphate16, Magnesium Sulfate10, Linalool, Potassium Phosphate5, Tocopherol, Citronellol19, Disodium Adenosine Triphsophate, Laminaria Digitata Extract11, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone32, Calcium Chloride25.

*Cellular Water.

Institut Esthederm Eau Cellulaire Melting Moisturizing Cream

IngredientWhat it does
1ceramidecan help restore the skin's barrier system; improves texture, reduces topical irritation, restores moisture
2sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
3sodium bicarbonatebaking soda; used as a buffering agent and as a feature ingredient in certain Korean cleansers and exfoliants
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5potassium phosphatebuffering agent & pH adjuster
6potassium chloridecontrol viscosity
7pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
8methylsilanol mannuronatemoisturizing seaweed derivative
9methylpropanediolHydrating glycol that functions as a solvent; enhances the penetration of other ingredients
10magnesium sulfateanti-inflammatory moisturizer; can also be found in self-heating products; its most common use in skincare is as a thickener
11Laminaria Digitata Extractskin protectant
12hexyldecanolhumectant moisturizer & solvent
13Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
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 phosphateused to adjust a formula's pH
17dicaprylyl etherskin-conditioning emollient & solvent
18citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
19Citronellolfragrance
20Cetyl 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
21caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
22carnosineanti-inflammatory antioxidant
23butylene 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
24C13-14 Isoparaffinemollient; solvent
25calcium chlorideemulsifier and texturizer
26boron nitrideincreases adherence and absorbs oil
27beta-sitosterolTopically, it is considered a good moisturizing and anti-inflammatory It's like a fatty acid and structurally similar to cholesterol.
28biosaccharide gummoisturizing & skin soothing ingredient; anti-irritant; creates a moisture-binding film on the skin
29Aminoethanesulfinic Acidantioxidant, reducing
30alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
31adenosineanti-inflammatory
32Alpha Isomethyl IononeFragrance 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.

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