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PCA Skin Active Very Water/Sweat Resistant SPF 45 dupes

Zinc Oxide[13] (8.0%), Octinoxate[11] (7.5%), Octisalate[12] (3.0%)

Ingredient Analysis
1. Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone. skin/hair conditioner, emulsifier, and thickener
2. Dimethicone Crosspolymer. Dimethicone Crosspolymer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, hair fixing, viscosity controlling ingredient.
4. Ascorbyl Palmitate. A moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
5. Cyclopentasiloxane. Silicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
6. Butylene Glycol. solvent; 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
7. Sodium Chloride. salt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
8. binding agents ( Triethoxycaprylylsilane ) provides cohesion in the formula
9. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
10. milk thistle ( Lady’s Thistle ) can be an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory, can boost sunscreen actives, but may cause allergic reactions in those with hay fever
11. Octinoxate. A UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
12. Octisalate. chemical sunscreen (primarily UVB filter); emollient & water-resistant properties; oil-soluble & FDA approved; also used as a fragrance ingredient
13. Zinc Oxide. UVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
14. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
15. Caffeine. constricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
16. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
17. PEGs ( PEG- ) helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; emollient; emulsifier; sufactant (cleans); solvent; the lower the number following, the more it can penetrate the skin; keeps products stable

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