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Active: Octinoxate[16] (7.5%), Octisalate[18] (3.6%), Zinc Oxide[20] (4.3%)

Other: Water[26], Glycerin[27], Ethylhexyl Isononanoate[6], Glyceryl Stearate[7], PEG-100 Stearate[9], Cetyl Alcohol[12], Dimethicone[22], Silyburn Marnum Extract, Caffeine[25], Tocopheryl[21] Acetate, Panthenol[23], Allantoin[24], Sodium Hyaluronate[10], Sodium PCA[19], Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract[3], Cetearyl Glucoside[8], Polyether-1, Stearic Acid[15], Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer[1], Polyisobutene[5], PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether[2], Lactic Acid[17], Butylene Glycol[11], Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate[4], Phenoxyethanol[14], Triethoxycaprylylsilane[13]

PCA Skin Hydrator Plus SPF 30

Ingredient Analysis
1. Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer. a gelling agent that thickens, emulsifies, and stabilizes products and solutions. It is very easy to use in liquid form and provides a sensation of freshness followed by a melting effect on contact with the skin
2. PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether. Peg-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emulsifying, cleansing surfactant ingredient.
3. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an emollient moisturizing, humectant moisturizing, dental care, moisturizing ingredient.
4. Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. A widely used preservative that prevents fungal growth in products, it can (rarely) cause sensitizing reactions in some people
5. Hydrogenated Polyisobutene ( butene ) emollient; viscosity increasing agent
7. glyceryl stearate SE ( Glyceryl Stearate ) self-emulsifying emollient & thickening agent, the higher up an ingredient list it is, the thicker the formula
8. Cetearyl Glucoside. a blend of cetearyl alcohol and glucose that functions as an emulsifier and surfactant
9. PEG-100 Stearate. a moisturizing emollient & emulsifier
10. hyaluronic acid ( Sodium Hyaluronate ) A humectant moisturizer; proven to boost skin's moisture content, reduce inflammation, have cell-communicating abilitites & help prevent moisture loss
11. 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
12. fatty alcohols ( Cetyl Alcohol ) coconut-derived emollient moisturizer, emulsifies & stabilizes emulsions; thickeners; carrying agents; slightly waxy texture
13. binding agents ( Triethoxycaprylylsilane ) provides cohesion in the formula
14. preservatives ( Phenoxyethanol ) Used as a preservative or enhances the efficacy of preservatives
15. Stearic Acid. emulsifier; 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.
16. Octinoxate. A UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
17. Lactic Acid. the most moisturizing of AHAs; whitening astringent; exfoliant
18. Octisalate. chemical sunscreen (primarily UVB filter); emollient & water-resistant properties; oil-soluble & FDA approved; also used as a fragrance ingredient
19. Sodium PCA. Humectant moisturizer
20. Zinc Oxide. UVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
21. 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)
22. methicone. Methicone is used in skincare and cosmetics as a/an antistatic, emollient moisturizing ingredient.
23. Panthenol. humectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
24. Allantoin. considered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
25. Caffeine. constricts the skin; may be anti-inflammatory but also irritating; a potential antioxidant (there is no independent research that caffeine helps cellulite); aids ingredients to penetrate the skin
26. solvents ( Water ) solvent
27. Glycerin. A humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers

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