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PETER THOMAS ROTH De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector dupes

Water[41]/aqua[41]/eau, cyclopentasiloxane[11], glycerin[42], dimethicone[34], butylene glycol[15], niacinamide[31], polysilicone-11[18], zeolite[43], caffeine[36], tocopheryl[33] acetate, sodium hyaluronate[16], morus nigra (mulberry) leaf extract[21], dimethylmethoxy chromanol[33], santalum album[22] (sandalwood[37]) wood extract, rubus idaeus[12] (raspberry) fruit extract, rose extract[30], pyrus malus[25] (apple) fruit extract, apricot fruit extract[19], passiflora incarnata (passionfruit) fruit extract[10], cucumber[38] extract, cucumis melo[26] cantalupensis (canteloupe) fruit extract, olive leaf[4] extract, pea extract[32], squalane[39], hydroxyethyl cellulose[8], hydrogenated lecithin[9], sucrose dilaurate[1], propylene glycol[13], isohexadecane[1], polysorbate-20[27], sodium bisulfite[28], sodium hydroxide[14], dimethylmethoxy chromanyl palmitate[3], caprylic/ capric triglyceride[6], ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate[2], zinc pca[40], ascorbyl glucoside[35], disodium edta[23], sodium methyl stearoyl taurate[5], polysorbate-80[1], hexylene glycol[1], decyl glucoside[20], caprylyl glycol[17], hydroxypropylmethylcellulose[7] stearoxy ether, mica[29], phenoxyethanol[28], diazolidinyl urea[28], propylparaben[24], methylparabe[28]n.

PETER THOMAS ROTH  DeSpot Skin Brightening Corrector

Ingredient Analysis
1. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( sucrose dilaurate,isohexadecane,polysorbate-80,hexylene glycol ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
2. ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate. Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling ingredient.
3. dimethylmethoxy chromanyl palmitate. peptide that interrupts the pathway to melanin synthesis - very little research confirms this
4. olea europaea (olive) leaf extract ( olive leaf ) anitimicrobial actions of oleuropein has been proven in vivo; proven to reduce skin damage & carcinogenesis
5. sodium methyl stearoyl taurate. Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an cleansing, foaming, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
6. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride ( 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. hydroxyethylcellulose ( hydroxyethyl cellulose ) gelling & thickening agent
9. hydrogenated lecithin. Hydrogenated Lecithin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, moisturizing ingredient.
10. passionfruit extract ( passiflora incarnata (passionfruit) fruit extract ) antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects
11. 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)
12. raspberry extract ( rubus idaeus ) antibacterial antioxidant, may cause irritation due to its tannin content
13. propylene glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
14. buffering agent ( sodium hydroxide ) a buffering agent (stabilizes pH)
15. 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
16. hyaluronic acid ( sodium hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
17. caprylyl glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
18. polysilicone-11. film forming silicone polymer
19. apricot extract ( apricot fruit extract ) emollient moisturizer; may have antioxidant properties & could reduce sebum (however the sources that suggest this are biased)
20. decyl glucoside. A surfactant for sensitive skin; mild penetration enhancer
21. black mulberry ( morus nigra (mulberry) leaf extract ) contains arbutin, but only limited in vitro studies support its usefulness for inhibiting melanin production. Further study is needed.
22. santalum album. Santalum Album is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
23. disodium edta. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
24. propylparaben. Propylparaben is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an fragrance, preservative ingredient.
25. apple extract ( pyrus malus ) The pectin is used as a thickener & emulsifier, apple extracts & oil are an antioxidant moisturizer
26. cucumis melo. antioxidant; soothing skin-conditioner
27. polysorbates ( polysorbate-20 ) general purpose hydrophilic, nonionic surfactant; helps other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. Polysorbates also help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.
28. preservatives ( sodium bisulfite,phenoxyethanol,diazolidinyl urea,methylparabe ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
29. Coming soon! ( mica ) Coming soon!
30. Rosa Extract ( rose extract ) an all-around astringent moisturizing ingredient that was shown to inhibit acne bacteria in one (in vitro) study
31. niacinamide. Proven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
32. pea extract. skin protectant (film forming), emollient skin conditioner
33. Vitamin E ( tocopheryl,dimethylmethoxy chromanol ) 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)
34. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
35. Vitamin C ( ascorbyl glucoside ) 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
36. 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
37. 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.
38. cucumber. moisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
39. squalane. light emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
40. zinc pca. moisturizing; reduces excess oil; may have anti-aging benefits
41. solvents ( Water,aqua ) solvent
42. glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
43. zeolite. Zeolite is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an absorbing, anti-caking, bulking aka makes a product bulkier, deodorant ingredient.

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