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SK-II Brightening Derm Specialist Concentrate

Moisturizer – Ampoule ; 28×0.5 ml
Cyclopentasiloxane12, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate9**, Glycerin8, Aqua (Water), Polyethylene4, Niacinamide7, Butylene Glycol14, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate10, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol6, Propylene Glycol3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sodium Metabisulfite2, Allantoin16, Agarum Cribrosum Extract18, Corn Oil, DNA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride13, Sodium Hydroxide, Titanium Dioxide1, Alumina17, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone5 Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol15, Disodium EDTA11, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, BetaCarotene

SK-II Brightening Derm Specialist Concentrate


IngredientWhat it does
1titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
2Sodium metabisulfitedisinfectant, antioxidant (for the formula) and preservative.
3propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
4polyethyleneemollient; scrub agent; film former; stabilizer; binding agent; thickener
5PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethiconesilicone-based thickener & surfactant
6panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
7niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
8GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
9Galactomyces Ferment Filtratehumectant moisturizer
10Ethylhexyl MethoxycinnamateUV absorber, UV filtering
11disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
12CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
13Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
14butylene 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
15benzyl alcoholpreservative; solvent; fragrance; may cause irritation
16allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
17aluminaAbrasive; Opacifying agent; Anticaking agent; Absorbent; Viscosity Controlling; feels like fine grains of sand in microdermabrasion creams; in lower concentrations, can be used to create a soft focus effect in leave-on products
18Agarum Cribrosum Extractmoisturizing

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