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Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion Spf 30

Active Ingredients: ​Titanium Dioxide6 (3,85%), Zinc Oxide1 (3.12%) Inactive Ingredients: ​Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isononyl Isononanoate14, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane19, Glyceryl Stearate15, PEG-100 Stearate11, Butylene Glycol22, Pentylene Glycol10, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glycine16 Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Vp/​Eicosene Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glycerin17, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Allantoin24, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin13, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Superoxide Dismutase7, Ubiquinone4, Ceramide3 NG, Methicone, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber20) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Tribehenin5, PEG-10 Phytosterol12, Sorbitan Stearate8, Polyhydroxystearic Acid9, Alumina25, Polysorbate 20, Aluminum Stearate23, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol21, Disodium EDTA18, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc oxideUVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
2sodium hyaluronateA humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
3ceramidecan help restore the skin's barrier system; improves texture, reduces topical irritation, restores moisture
4ubiquinonemay have potential depigmentation effects; proven moisturizing antioxidant; reduces UV damage; stimulates collagen; anti-inflammatory
5tribeheninemollient occlusive agent
6titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
7superoxide dismutaseproven potent antioxidant
8Sorbitan Stearateemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
9Polyhydroxystearic Acidemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
10pentylene glycolsynthetic humectant moisturizer; also a solvent & anti-microbial preservative
11PEG-100 Stearatea moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
12Peg-10 Phytosterolemulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
13lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
14isononyl isononanoateskin-conditioning emollient
15glyceryl stearateself-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
16glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
17GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
18disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
19CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
20cucumbermoisturizing & anti-inflammatory (contains 95% water)
21caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
22butylene 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
23aluminum stearateAnticaking agent; Pigment; Emulsion Stabilizer; Lipophilic Thickener
24allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
25aluminaAbrasive; 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

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