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Janson Beckett Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Night Cream dupes

Demineralized spring water[19], olive oil[2], glycerin[20]e, octyl methoxycinnamate[12], oxybenzone[10], alpha lipoic acid[9], dmae[21] bitartrate, ascorbyl palmitate[5], hydrolyzed soy[7] protein, mineral oil[13], vitamin e[15] acetate, glyceryl stearate[4], allantoin[16], aloe[22] vera gel, cetearyl alcohol[6], green tea[3] extract, ceteareth-20[6], carbomer[17], cetyl alcohol[6], citric acid[14], tea stearate, simethicone[18], methylparabe[11]n, propylparaben[8], microcrystalline cellulose[1].

Janson Beckett Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Night Cream


Ingredient Analysis
1. microcrystalline cellulose. Microcrystalline Cellulose is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an absorbing, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, emulsion stabilizing, opacifying aka makes the formula less clear, solution stabilising, viscosity controlling ingredient.
2. Olea Europaea Fruit Oil ( olive oil ) occlusive oil; rich & heavy; used as a solvent & emollient
3. green tea – polyphenols ( green 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.
4. glyceryl stearate SE ( glyceryl stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
5. ascorbyl palmitate. A moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
6. fatty alcohols ( cetearyl alcohol,ceteareth-20,cetyl alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
7. hydrolyzed soy. Hydrolyzed Soy is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
8. propylparaben. Propylparaben is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an fragrance, preservative ingredient.
9. thioctic acid ( alpha lipoic acid ) antioxidant with possible anti-inflammatory effects; only test tube studies found to prove this, however; vulnerable to degrading in sunlight so beware clear packaging!
10. Benzophenone ( oxybenzone ) UV sunscreen & frangrance masking agent. Helps prevent deterioration of fragrance/color that might be affected by UV rays found in daylight. May produce hives & contact sensitivity. In sunscreens they may cause immediate hives as well as other photoallergic reactions. Also may cause face & neck rashes when in shampoo.
11. preservatives ( methylparabe ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
12. Octinoxate ( octyl methoxycinnamate ) A UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
13. mineral oil. An oil with occlusive properties (baby oil), paraffin, by itself, is a waxy petroleum-based thickener
14. citric acid. mainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
15. vitamin e. 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)
16. allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
17. carbomer. Carbomer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, gelling, viscosity controlling ingredient.
18. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
19. solvents ( water ) solvent
20. glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
21. dmae. Said to be skin firming; moderately anti-inflammatory; scientific studies on this ingredient show conflicting info
22. aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities

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