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Aloe[24] Barbadensis Juice*, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Oil[11] and Borago Officinalis[7] (Borage) Oil*, Vegetable Glycerin[21], Cranberry Juice*, Fruit Stem Cells: Malus Domestsica, Solar Vitis and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Cetearyl Alcohol[8], Daucus Carota[9] (Purple Carrot) Extract*, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate[18] (Vitamin C[18]), Lauric Acid[14], Sunflower Oil[10]*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter[12]*, Hyaluronic Acid[6], Avocado oil[16], Rosa Canina (Rosehip) oil[15] and Oenothera Biennis[3] (Evening Primrose[3]) Oil*, Olive Squalane[20], Tocopherol[17] (Vitamin E[17]), Camellia Sinensis[1] (White Tea[1]) Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract and Hibiscus Sabdariffa[4] Extract*†, Allantoin[19], Mangifera Indica (Mango[23]) Butter, Phenethyl Alcohol[2], Ethylhexylglycerin[13], Citrus Aurantium Dulcis[22] (Orange) Oil[5]*
Non-GMO verified *Organic † Fair Trade

Andalou Naturals Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream

Ingredient Analysis
1. green tea – polyphenols ( Camellia Sinensis,White Tea ) 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.
2. Phenethyl Alcohol. fragrant ingredient with antimicrobial properties; preservative
3. evening primrose ( Oenothera Biennis ) very rich & delicate skin-friendly moisturizing oil; anti-inflammatory & great for eczema & psoriasis
4. hibiscus extract ( Hibiscus Sabdariffa ) antioxidant; improves sun damaged skin; wound-healing abilities; can also be an irritant due to fragrance (if the whole plant is used instead of an extract)
5. Sweet Orange Oil ( (Orange) Oil ) Sweet orange oil is used in skincare and cosmetics as a fragrance ingredient.
6. Hyaluronic Acid. A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
7. borage seed oil ( Borago Officinalis ) emollient skin-conditioning oil; believed to be anti-inflammatory
8. fatty alcohols ( Cetearyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
9. carrot extract ( Daucus Carota ) Can have antioxidant properties, but it can cause dermatitis
10. Sunflower Oil. Occlusive, emollient skin-friendly oil; can improve skin healing, due to linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Moisturizing, especially for dry skin & reduces inflammation & repairs skin's barrier. Combined with PEG- esters it's an emulsifier.
11. flaxseed oil ( Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Oil ) soothing emollient moisturizer, but can cause an allergic reaction & may promote acne
12. cocoa butter ( Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter ) emollient plant oil; proven to help improve skin elasticity & promote healthy collagen production in ex vivo study. Was not proven to help or prevent stretch marks in one study.
13. preservatives ( Ethylhexylglycerin ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
14. Lauric Acid. in cleansers, this fatty acid is used as a base for detergent/cleansing agents; in leave-on products it's antibacterial & anti-inflammatory. Research has shown that lauric acid works on skin to control acne-causing bacteria.
15. rosehip oil ( Rosa Canina (Rosehip) oil ) an emollient oil with antioxidant properties
16. Avocado oil. stabilizes emulsions; emollient bactericidal carrier oil helps transport active substances into the skin; 2/5 on comedogenic scale
17. Vitamin E ( Tocopherol ) 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)
18. 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
19. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
20. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
21. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
22. mandarin ( Citrus Aurantium Dulcis ) fragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
23. Mango. an occlusive, skin-conditioning butter/oil; rich in fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. The extract is an antioxidant.
24. Aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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