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Water[22] (Aqua[22]), Squalane[20], Glycerin[23], Glyceryl Stearate[5], Butylene Glycol[9], Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride[3], Potassium Cetyl Phosphate[1], Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine[2], Manganese Tripeptide-1, Glycyrrhiza[7] Glabra (Licorice[7]) Root Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate[17], Sodium Hyaluronate[10], Cyclopentasiloxane[6], Santalum Album[14] (Sandalwood[21]) Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark[4] Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract[12], Dimethicone[18], Caprylyl Glycol[11], Sodium Hydroxide[8], Sodium Citrate[16], Citric Acid[16], Xanthan Gum[19], Cetearyl Alcohol[13], Behenyl Alcohol[13], Phenoxyethanol[15], Sorbic Acid[15], Fragrance[21].

Neova  Intense Brightening Complex 

Ingredient Analysis
1. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
2. skin lighteners; brighteners ( Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine ) lightens & brightens skin
3. 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.
4. Phellodendron Amurense Bark. Phellodendron Amurense Bark is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an abrasive exfoliating, toner ingredient.
5. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
6. Cyclopentasiloxane. Silicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
7. licorice extract ( Glycyrrhiza,Licorice ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
8. buffering agent ( Sodium Hydroxide ) a buffering agent (stabilizes pH)
9. 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
10. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
11. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
12. barley extract ( Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract ) skin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
13. fatty alcohols ( Cetearyl Alcohol,Behenyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
14. Santalum Album. Santalum Album is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
15. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol,Sorbic Acid ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
16. citric acid ( Sodium Citrate ) mainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
17. Vitamin C ( Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate ) 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
18. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
19. thickener ( Xanthan Gum ) thickens/stabilizes the product; generally, the more thickening agents used in formulating a cream, for example, may enhance its stability, but can also cause difficulty in spreading.
20. Squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
21. fragrance ( Sandalwood ) Fragrance in skin care is like spraying perfume on your face. Smells nice, but potentially irritating and damaging to your skin's acid mantle. Especially if these ingredients are high up on the ingredient list.
22. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
23. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers

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