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Active Ingredients: ​Avobenzone[34] (1.0%), Octisalate[32] (3.5%), Octocrylene[28] (1.0%), Octinoxate[29] (3.5%) Inactive Ingredients: ​Water[41], Dimethicone[36], C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol[16], Silica[43], Isononyl Isononanoate[8], Glycerin[42], Tocopheryl[35] Acetate, Cholesterol[27], Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter[19], Caffeine[38], Sodium Rna[30], Sodium Hyaluronate[17], Phytosphingosine[13], Barley Extract[20], Chinese Mushroom Extract[14], Thermus Thermophillus Ferment[4], Polygonum Cuspidatum[10] Root (Chinese Root) Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate[11] Extract, Yeast Extract[12], Wheat Germ[33] Extract, Sucrose[44], Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate[37], Polysorbate 20[24], Polysorbate 80[2], Squalane[39], Glyceryl Stearate[9], PEG-100 Stearate[15], Steareth-2[2]1, PVP[45], Sodium Citrate[31], Citric Acid[31], Disteardimonium Hectorite[7], Cetyl Esters, Hexylene Glycol[2], Polyethylene[25], Polyhydroxystearic Acid[3], Acrylamide/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer[1], Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​Vp Copolymer[24], Isohexadecane[2], Caprylyl Glycol[18], Triethoxycaprylylsilane[21], Linoleic Acid[5], Disodium EDTA[22], Propylene Glycol Dicaprate[6], Fragrance[40], BHT[26], Phenoxyethanol[26], Chlorphenesin[23]

Ingredient Analysis
1. acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer ( Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer ) emulsion stabilizer & hydrophilic thickener
2. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Polysorbate 80 ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
3. Polyhydroxystearic Acid. Polyhydroxystearic Acid is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying ingredient.
4. Thermus Thermophillus Ferment. Thermus Thermophillus Ferment is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
5. Linoleic Acid. Linoleic Acid is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, cleansing, emollient moisturizing, hair moisturizing, moisturizing, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
6. Propylene Glycol Dicaprate. gel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It is a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.
7. Disteardimonium Hectorite. suspending agent used to thicken oily products and a stabilizer for emulsions. It keeps other ingredients suspended so they don't sink to the bottom of the container.
8. Isononyl Isononanoate. Isononyl Isononanoate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
9. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
10. Polygonum Cuspidatum. Contains the antioxidant resveratrol which when applied to skin seems to have a stimulating and protective effect on glutathione, the body's master antioxidant
11. Saccharomyces Lysate. Saccharomyces Lysate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
12. yeast – beta glucans ( Yeast Extract ) As a skin-care ingredient yeast has potential as an antioxidant, but there are no independent studies confirming it; said to be a humectant moisturizer that brightens, fades sunspots and age spots, evens skin tone, controls cell turnover and oiliness.
13. Phytosphingosine. anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial moisturizing ingredient; used in hair and skin conditioners; derived from yeast; also a preservative
14. Mushroom Extract. emollient; humectant; skin protectant; antioxidant but no research backing up other claims
15. PEG-100 Stearate. a moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
16. 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
17. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
18. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
19. murumuru butter ( Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter ) an emollient butter, considered to have the same properties as palm oil
20. Barley Extract. skin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
21. binding agents ( Triethoxycaprylylsilane ) provides cohesion in the formula
22. Disodium EDTA. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
23. Chlorphenesin. Chlorphenesin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antimicrobial, preservative ingredient.
24. Coming soon! ( Polysorbate 20 ) Coming soon!
25. Polyethylene. emollient; scrub agent; film former; stabilizer; binding agent; thickener
26. preservatives ( BHT ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
27. Cholesterol. Emollient moisturizer; stabilizes & increases viscosity in a product. According to PETA, it's derived from lanolin & alternatives include solid complex alcohols (sterols) from plant sources.
28. Octocrylene. Octocrylene is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an UV absorber, UV filtering ingredient.
29. Octinoxate. A UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
30. Sodium Rna. Sodium Rna is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
31. citric acid ( Sodium Citrate ) mainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
32. Octisalate. chemical sunscreen (primarily UVB filter); emollient & water-resistant properties; oil-soluble & FDA approved; also used as a fragrance ingredient
33. Wheat Germ. emollient oil; extract is also skin-conditioning. Extract is sometimes listed as a skin lightener (click to read more)
34. Avobenzone. UVA sunscreen
35. 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)
36. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
37. Vitamin C ( Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate ) 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
38. 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
39. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
40. Fragrance. 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.
41. solvents ( Water ) solvent
42. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
43. Silica. Silica is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an abrasive exfoliating, absorbing, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, viscosity controlling ingredient.
44. sugar ( Sucrose ) humectant moisturizer; often used as a preservative substitute for glycerin
45. PVP. Pvp is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, formula binding, emulsion stabilizing, film forming, hair fixing, viscosity controlling ingredient.

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