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theBalm White Tea Grapefruit Antioxidant Day Face Cream dupes

Water[21] (Aqua[21]), Ethylhexyl Palmitate[8], Glyceryl Stearate[7], Pinus Taeda Bark Extract[5], Cyclopentasiloxane[9], Squalane[22], Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin[24], Propylene Glycol[11], Aloe[27] Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbitan Stearate[1], C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester[2], Cyclohexasiloxane[25], Ceteareth-20[13], Potassium Cetyl Phosphate[3], Phenoxyethanol[14], Caprylyl Glycol[12], Carbomer[23], Magnesium Aluminum Silicate[4], Ethylhexylglycerin[14], Hexylene Glycol[2], Allantoin[17], Panthenol[16], Retinyl Palmitate[26], Tocopheryl[18] Acetate, Camellia Sinensis[6] Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Fruit Extract[14], Limonene[19], Ascorbic Acid[20], Ascorbyl Palmitate[10], Citric Acid[15], PEG-[28]8, Tocopherol[18], Fragrance[19] (Parfum[19])

theBalm  TIMEBALM Skincare White Tea Grapefruit Antioxidant Day Face Cream

Ingredient Analysis
1. Sorbitan Stearate. Sorbitan Stearate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying ingredient.
2. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
3. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
4. Magnesium Aluminium Silicate ( Magnesium Aluminum Silicate ) a natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel
5. Pinus Taeda Bark Extract. Pinus Taeda Bark Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an toner ingredient.
6. green tea – polyphenols ( Camellia Sinensis ) proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory; can prevent collagen breakdown & reduce UV damage to skin. It is generally accepted that 5% green tea extract or polyphenols in the 90% range is an effective concentration in skincare products to produce these effects.
7. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
8. Ethylhexyl Palmitate. emollient; solvent; fragrance
9. 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)
10. Ascorbyl Palmitate. A moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
11. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
12. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
13. fatty alcohols ( Ceteareth-20 ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
14. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
15. Citric Acid. mainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
16. Panthenol. humectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
17. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
18. Vitamin E ( Tocopheryl ) Antioxidant emollient & occlusive moisturizer with proven effects: protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage; increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients; reduces the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress; reduces transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin's barrier function; protects the skin barrier's oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process; reduces the severity of sunburn; preservative (if at the end of the list)
19. fragrance ( Limonene ) Fragrance 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.
20. Vitamin C ( Ascorbic Acid ) an antioxidant proven to give you photoprotection by preventing oxidation & inflammation; boosts collagen production; can lighten hyperpigmentation if the concentration is high enough; also used as pH adjuster/buffering agent; fragrance ingredient
21. solvents ( Water ) solvent
22. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
23. Carbomer. Carbomer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, gelling, viscosity controlling ingredient.
24. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
25. silicone ( Cyclohexasiloxane ) gives skin a nice "slip", film-formers; can "carry" other active ingredients; may clog pores for some (depending on the silicones properties); some are water-soluble, some not; anti-foaming; skin protectant
26. retinol ( Retinyl Palmitate ) Proven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation
27. Aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
28. 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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