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Babor Effect Fluid

Water, Pentylene Glycol9, Propylene Glycol7, Glycerin17, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate11, Aloe27 Ferox Leaf Extract22, Cucumber19 Extract, Hamamelis25 Virginiana (Witch Hazel1) Extract, Horse Chestnut15 Seed Extract, Soluble Collagen20, Allantoin23, Eucalyptus26 Globulus Leaf Oil18, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Ppg-26-Buteth-268, Sodium Chloride6, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil1612, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Lactate, Butylene Glycol21, Lactic Acid14, Serine, Sorbitol5, Triethanolamine4, Urea3, Sodium Hydroxide, Lauryl Aminopropylglycine13, Lauryl Diethylenediaminoglycine, Phenethyl Alcohol10, Alcohol Denat.24, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Babor Effect Fluid

IngredientWhat it does
1witch hazelfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3ureaHumectant 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.
4triethanolamineadjusts pH; emulsifier; surfactant; masking fragrance; buffering agent
5sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
6sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
7propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
9pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
10Phenethyl Alcoholfragrant ingredient with antimicrobial properties; preservative
11PEG-7 Glyceryl CocoateCleansing surfactant; Solubilizer; makes the product smooth and foamy
12Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oilemulsifier; surfactant
13Lauryl Aminopropylglycineantistatic moisturizer
14lactic acidthe most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
15horse chestnutpotent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory; but no studies prove it works on cellulite; contains high levels of saponins
16hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
17GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
18Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oilfragrance; conditioning
19cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
20collagenhumectant moisturizer; film-former; has never been shown to have a direct effect on producing or building collagen in skin
21butylene 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
22Aloe Ferox Leaf Extractmoisturizing
23allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
24Alcohol Denat.masking, solvent to dissolve things in a formula, viscosity controlling
25Hamamelisfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
26eucalyptusantibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties but it's very irritating!
27aloeemollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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