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Nina Ricci Skin Illuminator Serum

Water (Aqua), Glycerin13, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate14, Peg-20, Polyacrylamide, Butylene Glycol18, C13-14 Isoparaffin19, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein, Yeast1 (Faex)Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine3, Honey12 (Mel) Extract, Fragrance16 (Parfum), Cyclomethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Panthenol6, Lactic Acid10, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol4, Gossypium (Cotton) Seed Oil25, Sericin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycolic Acid15, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer23, Betaine21, Butylparaben, Peg/​Ppg-205/​6 Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid2, Niacinamide7, Polyquaternium-10, Ethylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional20, Propylparaben, Citric Acid17, Retinyl Palmitate, Benzyl Salicylate22, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde11, Mineral Oil8, Malic Acid9, Tartaric Acid, AlgaeExtract, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone24, Hexyl Cinnamal, Eugenol, Linalool, Yellow 5(C.I. 19140), Red 33 (C.I. 17200), Red 4 (C.I. 14700)

IngredientWhat it does
1Yeastmoisturizing
2hyaluronic acidA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5Ppg-20moisturizing
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
8mineral oilAn oil with occlusive properties (baby oil), paraffin, by itself, is a waxy petroleum-based thickener
9malic acidMalic acid is an AHA ingredient derived from unripe fruit (usually apples) that also occurs naturally in the human body. It is used in cosmetics and skincare to adjust a product's pH. Malic acid also provides antioxidant action and assists in skin exfoliation and cellular renewal.
10lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
11Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehydefragrance masking
12honeyhumectant 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.
13GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
14glyceryl polymethacrylateFilm-former; controls viscosity in a product
15glycolic acidProven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles; hyperpigmentation; smooths, exfoliates & thickens skin; increases skin hydration & elasticity; good melasma treatment
16fragranceFragrance 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.
17citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
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
19C13-14 Isoparaffinemollient; solvent
20Butylphenyl Methylpropionalfragrance
21betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
22benzyl salicylatefragrance & UV light absorber
23alkyl 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
24Alpha-Isomethyl Iononefragrance; conditioning
25(COTTON) SEED OILOil is an occlusive emollient, may cause a burning sensation. The protein is a powerful allergen. The International Journal of Toxicology refuted this claim in 2001.

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