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Almay Regimen Moisturizer Oily Skin

Water, Propylene Glycol5, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin8, Stearic Acid3, Silica4, Butylene Glycol13, Triethanolamine2, BIS – PEG/PPG – 14/14 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane10, Hydrolyzed Soy7 Flour, Cetyl Alcohol11, Salicylic Acid1, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride12, Dimethicone, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract16, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Betula Alba17 Bark Extract14, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate-80, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer15, Menthol6, Trisodium EDTA9, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben

Almay Regimen Moisturizer Oily Skin

IngredientWhat it does
1salicylic acidinduces exfoliation in oily areas of skin; oil-soluble so can penetrate pores to exfoliate inside; prevents clogged pores; mildly anti-inflammatory; higher concentrations help fade post-acne marks
2triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
3stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
4silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
5propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
6mentholAnti-bacterial astringent; fragrance; that cooling feeling is your skin being irritated
7Hydrolyzed Soymoisturizing
8GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
9EdtaChelating agents bind up trace metal ion contaminants in your water-containing cosmetic thus keeping the product microbe free for longer.
10CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
11Cetyl Alcoholemollient moisturizing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilizing, foam boosting, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, cleansing surfactant, viscosity controlling
12Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
13butylene 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
14Betula Alba Bark Extractflavouring or perfuming, masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula , fragrance
15alkyl acrylate crosspolymeremulsifier that thickens & stabilizes formulas, makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin
16Spiraea Ulmaria Extractcan have anti-inflammatory properties
17betula albaantioxidant astringent; also used as a fragrance ingredient

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