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Skin Regimen Microalgae Essence

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AQUA / WATER / EAU*, PROPYLENE GLYCOL4*, EUGLENA GRACILIS EXTRACT*, POLYSORBATE 20, PROPANEDIOL*, XYLITOL*, BETAINE16*, SODIUM LACTATE*, SODIUM PCA3*, GLYCERIN8*, GLYCINE9, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL7, ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT17*, CARNOSINE14, DISODIUM EDTA11, SPINACIA OLERACEA2 LEAF EXTRACT / SPINACIA OLERACEA (SPINACH) LEAF EXTRACT*, LACTIC ACID6*, CARRAGEENAN*, XANTHAN GUM*, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL*, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID15, CITRIC ACID13, PHENOXYETHANOL, TEPHROSIA PURPUREA SEED EXTRACT*, JUNIPERUS PHOENICEA GUM EXTRACT*, GLUCOSE10*, FRUCTOSE*, NIACINAMIDE5, UREA1, SODIUM BENZOATE, COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS12 RESIN / COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA18) RESIN*, POTASSIUM SORBATE, ANIBA ROSODORA WOOD OIL / ANIBA ROSODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL*, INOSITOL, TOCOPHEROL

IngredientWhat it does
1ureaHumectant 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.
2Spinacia Oleraceaa moisturizing, anti-aging and antioxidant ingredient
3sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
4propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
5niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
6lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
7Hexanediola solvent to dissolve things in a formula
8GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
9glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
10glucosehas water-binding properties for skin; used also as a filler in a formula
11disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
12copaifera officinalisHas a strong odor and is used in perfumes and soaps and as a film former.
13citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
14carnosineanti-inflammatory antioxidant
15Caprylhydroxamic AcidChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
16betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
17Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extractmoisturizing
18BALSAM COPAIBAHas a strong odor and is used in perfumes and soaps and as a film former.

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