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Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion

Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Maleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol18, Glycerin14, Sorbitan Stearate5, Retinol8, Polysorbate 20, Phytonadione, Arnica Montana Flower19 Extract, Epilobium24 Angustifolium Extract16, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin20/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Grapeseed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy12 Flour, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract23, Honey13 Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis25 (Orange) Fruit Extract, Squalane6, Stearic Acid4, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Talc, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Glycolipids15, Hyaluronic Acid1, Panthenol10, Lecithin11, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Algae21 Extract, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA7, Propylene Glycol9, Allantoin22, Sclerotium Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine3, Diazolidinyl-Urea2, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA17

IngredientWhat it does
1hyaluronic acidA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
2ureaHumectant 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.
3triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
4stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
5Sorbitan Stearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
6squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
7sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
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
10panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
11lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
12Hydrolyzed Soymoisturizing
13honeyhumectant moisturizer; anti-inflammatory; may be an antioxidant; contains natural lactic acid; antimicrobial; straight up honey has wound-healing properties. Note: if you’re allergic to royal jelly, propolis, bee stings, etc., you may have an allergic reaction to honey.
14GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
15Glycolipidsmoisturizing
16epilobium angustifolium extractmay have antimicrobial, anti-irritant & antioxidant effects; this ingredient is considered to work on minimizing hair regrowth by denaturing the hair shaft helix.
17EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
18butylene 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
19Arnica Montana Flowermoisturizing
20amylopectinUsed as a texturizer in foods and cosmetics.
21algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
22allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
23Spiraea Ulmaria Extractcan have anti-inflammatory properties
24Epilobiummay have antimicrobial, anti-irritant & antioxidant effects; this ingredient is considered to work on minimizing hair regrowth by denaturing the hair shaft helix.
25Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits

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