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Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence 94.5%

Toner – First Essence ; 210 ml
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate17 (94.5%), Butylene Glycol19, Pentylene Glycol8, 1.2-Hexanediol13, Caprylyl Glycol18, Niacinamide9, Water, Glycerin14, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone2, Sodium Hyaluronate1, Adenosine22, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Trehalose3, Biosaccaride Gum 1, Sodium PCA5, Betain, Sorbitol4, Glycine15, Alanine21, Proline6, Serine, Threonine, Arginine20, Lysine10, Glutamic Acid16, Potassium Hydroxide7, Rosmarinus Officinalis, Abies Sibirica Oil23, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon)24 Peel Oil, Lavender11 Oil.

IngredientWhat it does
1sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3trehalosehumectant moisturizer; skin-repairing ingredient
4sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
5sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
7potassium 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.
8pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
9niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
10Lysineanti-static moisturizer
11lavenderMainly 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
12hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
13Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
15glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
16glutamic acidhumectant anti-static hair conditioner
17Galactomyces Ferment Filtratehumectant moisturizer
18caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
19butylene 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
20arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
21alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
23Abies Sibirica Oilfragrance masking, tonic
24(lemon)Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.

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