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Clinique Super City Block Ultra Protection SPF 40

PPD = 8. Zinc Oxide1 (9.6%), Octinoxate20 (7.5%), Titanium Dioxide4 (7.3%), Octisalate21 (2%)

Other: Water Purified, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate3, Butylene Glycol27, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate19, Steareth-2, Silica10, Rosa Roxburghii33 Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis (Algae31) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate11 Extract, Cucumber24 Extract, Birch Bark Extract28, Barley34 Extract29, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sunflower Seedcake5, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Yeast2 Extract, Sodium RNA127, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantethine, Squalane8, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate15, Propylene Glycol14 Dicaprate13, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Hexylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone18, Caprylyl Glycol26, Barium Sulfate30, Polyethylene16, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate35, Lecithin22, Ceteth-2, PEG-40 Stearate17, Sodium Stearate, Steareth-20, Sorbitan Tristearate9, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid6, Aluminum Hydroxide32, Citric Acid25, Disodium EDTA23, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc oxideUVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
3Trioctyldodecyl Citrateemollient moisturizer
4titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
5sunflower seedcakeAbrasive; Absorbent; Bulking Agent
6stearic acidemulsifier; cleaning agent; stabilizes emulsions; lipophilic thickener; texturizer. Stearic acid is naturally found in skin and is used in cleansers to reduce cleansing-induced damage, aid in moisturization, and replenish with skin-natural lipids.
7Sodium Rnamoisturizing
8squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
9Sorbitan Tristearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
10silicaAbsorbent powder & thickening agent; gives products that "dry-touch" feel; silica is a main component of collagen
11Saccharomyces Lysatemoisturizing
13Propylene Glycol Dicaprategel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It is a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.
14propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives
15Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
16polyethyleneemollient; scrub agent; film former; stabilizer; binding agent; thickener
17Peg-40 Stearateemulsifier; surfactant
18PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethiconesilicone-based thickener & surfactant
19octyldodecyl neopentanoateskin-conditioning emollient
20OctinoxateA UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
21Octisalatechemical sunscreen (primarily UVB filter); emollient & water-resistant properties; oil-soluble & FDA approved; also used as a fragrance ingredient
22lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
23disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
24cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
25citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
26caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
27butylene 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
28birch bark extractantioxidant astringent; also used as a fragrance ingredient
29barley extractskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
30barium sulfateused as a white coloring and as a base for depilatories and other cosmetics; frequently causes skin reactions when applied
31algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
32aluminum hydroxideopacifying & skin protecting agent; also a coloring agent & absorbent
33Rosa roxburghiia fragrance-free extract that can be a good source of antioxidants
34barleyskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
35Magnesium Aluminum Silicatea natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel

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