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Clinique Super City Block Ultra Protection SPF 40

PPD = 8. Zinc Oxide1 (9.6%), Octinoxate19 (7.5%), Titanium Dioxide4 (7.3%), Octisalate20 (2%)

Other: Water Purified, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate3, Butylene Glycol26, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate18, Steareth-2, Silica10, Rosa Roxburghii32 Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis (Algae30) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate11 Extract, Cucumber23 Extract, Birch Bark Extract27, Barley33 Extract28, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sunflower Seedcake5, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Yeast2 Extract, Sodium RNA126, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantethine, Squalane7, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate14, Propylene Glycol35 Dicaprate13, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Hexylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone17, Caprylyl Glycol25, Barium Sulfate29, Polyethylene15, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate34, Lecithin21, Ceteth-2, PEG-40 Stearate16, Sodium Stearate, Steareth-20, Sorbitan Tristearate8, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid9, Aluminum Hydroxide31, Citric Acid24, Disodium EDTA22, 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
6Sodium Rnamoisturizing
7squalanelight emollient veg oil, can be antibacterial & moisturizing; might break out some people
8Sorbitan Tristearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
9stearic 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.
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.
14Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
15polyethyleneemollient; scrub agent; film former; stabilizer; binding agent; thickener
16Peg-40 Stearateemulsifier; surfactant
17PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethiconesilicone-based thickener & surfactant
18octyldodecyl neopentanoateskin-conditioning emollient
19OctinoxateA UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
20Octisalatechemical sunscreen (primarily UVB filter); emollient & water-resistant properties; oil-soluble & FDA approved; also used as a fragrance ingredient
21lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
22disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
23cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
24citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
25caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
26butylene 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
27birch bark extractantioxidant astringent; also used as a fragrance ingredient
28barley extractskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
29barium sulfateused as a white coloring and as a base for depilatories and other cosmetics; frequently causes skin reactions when applied
30algaemarine compounds are emollient antioxidants; some claim to brighten skin; some are simply skin conditioners, known to be highly comedogenic, thickeners/emulsifiers in a product
31aluminum hydroxideopacifying & skin protecting agent; also a coloring agent & absorbent
32Rosa roxburghiia fragrance-free extract that can be a good source of antioxidants
33barleyskin protecting, apparently - contains gluten
34Magnesium Aluminum Silicatea natural mica used as an alternative to talc, as a binding agent; gives a smooth feel
35propylene glycolsolvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives

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