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Active Ingredients: Octinoxate[25] (7.5%), Octocrylene[24] (4.5%), Oxybenzone[20] (3.5%)

Inactive Ingredients: Water[34] (Aqua[34]), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil[2] (Sweet Almond), Dimethicone[28], Sorbitan Stearate[1], Glyceryl Stearate[6], PEG-100 Stearate[11], Cetearyl Alcohol[16], Ceteareth-20[16], Shea Butter[26] (Shea Butter[26]), Butylene Glycol[13], Acetyl Hexapeptide-8[7], Sodium Hyaluronate[14] (Hyaluronic Acid[14]), Panthenol[29], Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa butter[21]), Carbomer[30], Tocopheryl[27] Acetate (Vitamin E[27]), Retinyl Palmitate[35] (Vitamin A[35]), Ascorbic Acid[31] (Vitamin C[31]) (Vitamin C[31]), Tetrasodium EDTA[18], Triethanolamine[12], BHT[22], Polysorbate 20[23], DMDM Hydantoin[17], Phenoxyethanol[22], Caprylyl Glycol[15], Propylene Glycol[9], Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7[3], Sorbic Acid[22], Punica Granatum[8] Extract (Pomegranate[8]), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract[19] (Grape), Pinus Strobus Bark Extract (White Pine), Green Tea[5] Extract (Green Tea[5]), Panax Ginseng[36] Extract (Ginseng[36]), Chamomile[32] Flower Extract (Matricaria), Algae[38] (Seaweed[38]) Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi[37] (Bearberry[37]) Leaf Extract (Bearberry[37]), Echinacea[33] Angustifolia (Coneflower)[33] Extract (Coneflower)[33], Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root[4] Extract (Licorice[10])


Ingredient Analysis
1. Sorbitan Stearate. Sorbitan Stearate is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying ingredient.
2. Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil. Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
3. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. a moisturizing regenerating peptide; may suppress the production of inflammation
4. Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root. Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an moisturizing ingredient.
5. green tea – polyphenols ( Green Tea ) proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory; can prevent collagen breakdown & reduce UV damage to skin. It is generally accepted that 5% green tea extract or polyphenols in the 90% range is an effective concentration in skincare products to produce these effects.
6. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
7. acetyl hexapeptide-3 ( Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 ) humectant moisturizer; an antiwrinkle peptide - Little scientific research has been done to prove this works
8. pomegranate extract ( Punica Granatum,Pomegranate ) astringent; strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & antiproliferative properties
9. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
10. licorice extract ( Licorice ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
11. PEG-100 Stearate. a moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
12. Triethanolamine. Triethanolamine is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an pH buffering, emulsifying, that masks the scent of other ingredients in a formula aka masking, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
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. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
16. fatty alcohols ( Cetearyl Alcohol,Ceteareth-20 ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
17. DMDM Hydantoin. Dmdm Hydantoin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an preservative ingredient.
18. EDTA. Edta is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an chelating ingredient.
19. grape extract ( Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract ) potent antioxidant with proven effects
20. Benzophenone ( Oxybenzone ) UV sunscreen & frangrance masking agent. Helps prevent deterioration of fragrance/color that might be affected by UV rays found in daylight. May produce hives & contact sensitivity. In sunscreens they may cause immediate hives as well as other photoallergic reactions. Also may cause face & neck rashes when in shampoo.
21. Cocoa butter. emollient plant oil; proven to help improve skin elasticity & promote healthy collagen production in ex vivo study. Was not proven to help or prevent stretch marks in one study.
22. preservatives ( BHT,Phenoxyethanol,Sorbic Acid ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
23. Coming soon! ( Polysorbate 20 ) Coming soon!
24. Octocrylene. Octocrylene is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an UV absorber, UV filtering ingredient.
25. Octinoxate. A UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
26. Shea Butter. emollient & occlusive anti-inflammatory moisturizer; contains allantoin, phytosterols, fatty acids & vitamins A,D&E BUT may break out some people due to its richness
27. 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)
28. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
29. Panthenol. humectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
30. Carbomer. Carbomer is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsion stabilizing, gelling, viscosity controlling ingredient.
31. 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
32. Chamomile. anti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
33. Echinacea ( (Coneflower) ) soothing properties
34. solvents ( Water,Aqua ) solvent
35. retinol ( Retinyl Palmitate,Vitamin A ) Proven antioxidant anti-wrinkle treatment; induces collagen synthesis, increases skin elasticity, smoother skin & skin lightening effects; treats hyperpigmentation
36. ginseng ( Panax Ginseng ) reduces photo aging and wrinkles, increases collagen production; emollient moisturizer; however, there are conflicting reports that ginseng is effective at all
37. arbutin ( Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi,Bearberry ) lightened skin in in vitro studies, from hydroquinone; it's unclear how much is needed to show whitening effects. Low concentrations have no effect, while high concentrations of about 5% or more can be as irritating as hydroquinone & may potentially result in unexpected hyperpigmentation
38. Algae ( Seaweed ) 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

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