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MG 3 Peptides + Ferment Essence

Water, Bifida Ferment22 Lysate19, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Glycerin12, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid11, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein4, Octyldodecanol9, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Caprylyl Glycol17, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate20, Parfum, Disodium EDTA14, Tocopherol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose13 Sesquistearate107, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine21, Citric Acid16, Triethanolamine2, Oxothiazolidinecarboxylic Acid, Propanediol, PEG-32, Ananas Sativus23 (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Papain8, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine65, Carnosine18, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-93, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate15

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
4soy 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.
5Salicyloyl phytosphingosineIn vitro research suggests this BHA-ceramide derivative combo is "a novel agent for the repair of photoaged skin and highlight its effects at the cellular, tissue and organ levels."
6phytosphingosineanti-inflammatory & anti-microbial moisturizing ingredient; used in hair and skin conditioners; derived from yeast; also a preservative
7Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
8papainstrong allergen, one study showed it may be effective for exfoliation but only in pure concentration, shows the same irritating effects as hydrogen peroxide but was shown to be antibacterial in one study
9OctyldodecanolEmulsifier; Fragrance; Solvent
10Methyl Glucose Sesquistearateemollient & emulsifier
11Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acidused as an enzyme activator but most commonly a buffering agent
12GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
13glucosehas water-binding properties for skin; used also as a filler in a formula
14disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
15Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetateproven moisturizer; not clinically proven to de-puff the eye area
16citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
17caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
18carnosineanti-inflammatory antioxidant
19bifida ferment lysateprobiotic; has no effect on the skin when applied topically; some sources claim it's a skin conditioner.
20Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurateemulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling
22Bifida Fermentprobiotic; has no effect on the skin when applied topically; some sources claim it's a skin conditioner.
23ANANAS SATIVUSchemical exfoliator from pineapples; also used as a texturizer; very little research on topical human applications. Pineapple extract has antibacterial properties

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