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Salicylic Acid[12] 0.5% 

Other Ingredients Water[32] (Aqua[32]), Glycerin[33], Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer[1], Dimethicone[27], Cetyl Alcohol[15], PPG-26-Buteth-26[2], Ethylhexyl Palmitate[9], Silica[40] Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol[13], Sodium Hyaluronate[14], Tocopheryl[25] Acetate, Sulfur[35], Retinyl Palmitate[36], Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride[6], Retinol[36], Salix Alba[19] (Willow) Bark Extract, Ascorbic Acid[28], Chitosan[11], Silver Citrate[17], Saccharomyce[10]s/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment[34], Hydroxyethylcellulose[7], Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract[3], Caffeine[29], Coenzyme A[23], PEG-[41]8, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium PCA[24], Betaine[37], Sorbitol[30], Glycine[38], Alanine[39], Proline[20], Serine[21], Threonine[21], Arginine[21], Lysine[22], Glutamic Acid[18], Zinc Gluconate[16], Macrocystis Pyrifera[42] Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein[8], PVP[43], Laminaria Saccharina Extract[42], Hydrolyzed Ceratonia Siliqua Seed Extract[5], Argania Spinosa[26] Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract[4], Sesame Seed Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Melaleuca[31].

Murad  Acne & Wrinkle Reducer

Ingredient Analysis
1. Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer. a gelling agent that thickens, emulsifies, and stabilizes products and solutions. It is very easy to use in liquid form and provides a sensation of freshness followed by a melting effect on contact with the skin
2. PPG-26-Buteth-26. Ppg-26-Buteth-26 is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
3. Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract. Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
4. Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract. Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
5. Ceratonia Siliqua Seed Extract. Ceratonia Siliqua Seed Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
6. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Coconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel. Liquid oil at room temperature.
7. Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose ( ethylcellulose ) Binding agent; Emulsifier; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film-forming agent; Thickener; Viscosity Controlling
8. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
9. Ethylhexyl Palmitate. emollient; solvent; fragrance
10. yeast – beta glucans ( Saccharomyce ) 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.
11. acetyl glucosamine ( Chitosan ) wound-healer; exfoliator; shown to lighten hyperpigmentation
12. beta hydroxy acid ( Salicylic Acid ) induces 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
13. 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
14. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
15. fatty alcohols ( Cetyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
16. Zinc Gluconate. Proven to treat inflammatory acne; also preventative. Reduces the production of Squalane, a component of human sebum.
17. Silver Citrate. Silver Citrate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antimicrobial, deodorant ingredient.
18. Glutamic Acid. humectant anti-static hair conditioner
19. willow bark ( Salix Alba ) anti-inflammatory, though not a substitute for salicylic acid
20. Proline. Proline is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
21. Amino Acids ( Serine,Threonine,Arginine ) Widely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
22. Lysine. Lysine is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
23. Coenzyme A. Coenzyme A is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
24. Sodium PCA. Humectant moisturizer
25. 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)
26. argan oil ( Argania Spinosa ) moisturizing emollient; anti-inflammatory skin-friendly oil
27. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
28. Vitamin C ( Ascorbic Acid ) 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
29. 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
30. Sorbitol. a humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
31. tea tree ( Melaleuca ) antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, potentially irritating
32. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
33. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
34. kombucha ( Black Tea Ferment ) fermented yeast, no proven skincare benefits
35. Sulphur ( Sulfur ) Anti-bacterial, keratolytic, drying & potentially irritating w/ a high pH. In 1 study, a 5% sulfur and 10% sodium sufacetamide lotion helped rosacea patients. In another study, a BP & sulfur cream helped treat acne
36. retinol ( Retinyl Palmitate ) Proven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation
37. Betaine. a humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
38. Glycine. Glycine is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, pH buffering, hair moisturizing, moisturizing ingredient.
39. Alanine. Amino acids are used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
40. 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.
41. PEGs ( PEG- ) helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; emollient; emulsifier; sufactant (cleans); solvent; the lower the number following, the more it can penetrate the skin; keeps products stable
42. algae ( Macrocystis Pyrifera,Laminaria Saccharina Extract ) marine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
43. 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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