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Key Ingredients: dimethicone[20], zinc oxide[19], glycerin[27], panthenol[21], titanium dioxide[8], Camellia sinensis[5], cyclomethicone[20], Glycyrrhiza[9] glabra, algae[29] extract, Chamomilla recutita[22] flower extract, allantoin[23]

Product Ingredients:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide[19] 6%; Titanium Dioxide[8] 2.32% (sunscreens).

Other Ingredients: Water[26], Ethylhexyl Palmitate[7] (thickener[24]),Cyclomethicone[20], Dimethicone[20] (silicone[25] slip agents and skin protectants), Polysorbate 80[3] (emulsifier), Caprylyl Methicone[20] (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate[6], PEG-100 Stearate[11] (emollient thickener[24]s), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer[1] (film-forming agent), Isohexadecane[3] (dry-finish solvent), Cetyl Alcohol[14] (emollient), Propylene Glycol[10] (moisture-binding agent), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (emollient), Green Tea[5] Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza[9] Glabra (Licorice[9]) Root Extract (anti-irritant),Chamomile[22] Flower Extract (antioxidant), Algae[29] Extract, Aloe[30] Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water[26]-binding agents[15]), Allantoin[23] (anti-irritant), Glycerin[27], Panthenol[21] (skin-repairing ingredients), Butylene Glycol[12] (slip agent), Caprylyl Glycol[13] (emollient), Alumina[28], Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone[2], Polyhydroxystearic Acid[4] (thickener[24]s), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone[20] (skin-conditioning agent), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane[15] (silicone[25] slip agent), Disodium EDTA[16] (chelatin[31]g agent), Chlorphenesin[17], Phenoxyethanol[18] (preservatives[18]).

Ingredient Analysis
1. Sodium acrylate/acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer ( Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer ) Anticaking agent; Emulsion Stabilizer; Opacifying agent; Surfactant; Hydrophilic Thickener
2. Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone. skin/hair conditioner, emulsifier, and thickener
3. cleansing/lathering OR emulsifying agents ( Polysorbate 80,Isohexadecane ) depending on the product, this ingredient cleanses; emulsifies; lathers; makes products foamy/creamy & spread better
4. Polyhydroxystearic Acid. Polyhydroxystearic Acid is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying ingredient.
5. green tea – polyphenols ( Camellia sinensis,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. Ethylhexyl Palmitate. emollient; solvent; fragrance
8. titanium dioxide. A broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
9. licorice extract ( Glycyrrhiza,Licorice ) anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; the root has been proven to treat hyperpigmentation so its used in whitening products
10. Propylene Glycol. solvent; humectant; gives a product "slip"; helps "carry" other ingredients into the skin; also enhances the efficacy of preservatives; controls viscosity
11. PEG-100 Stearate. a moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
12. 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
13. Caprylyl Glycol. An alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
14. fatty alcohols ( Cetyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
15. binding agents ( Triethoxycaprylylsilane ) provides cohesion in the formula
16. Disodium EDTA. preservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
17. Chlorphenesin. Chlorphenesin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antimicrobial, preservative ingredient.
18. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
19. zinc oxide. UVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
20. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
21. panthenol. humectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
22. chamomile ( Chamomilla recutita ) anti-inflammatory,calming,soothing
23. allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
24. thickener. 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.
25. silicone. gives skin a nice "slip", film-formers; can "carry" other active ingredients; may clog pores for some (depending on the silicones properties); some are water-soluble, some not; anti-foaming; skin protectant
26. solvents ( Water,water ) solvent
27. glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
28. Alumina. Abrasive; Opacifying agent; Anticaking agent; Absorbent; Viscosity Controlling; feels like fine grains of sand in microdermabrasion creams; in lower concentrations, can be used to create a soft focus effect in leave-on products
29. algae. 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
30. Aloe. emollient moisturizer with anti-inflammatory; antioxidant, & antibacterial qualities
31. tin. Tin is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an cleansing surfactant ingredient.

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