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SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+

Ingredients Active Ingredients Titanium Dioxide2 7.3% , Zinc Oxide1 3.4%

Other Ingredients Aluminum Hydroxide9, Butylene Glycol8, Caffeine7, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract6, Cyclopentasiloxane5, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride4, Sodium Citrate, Stearic Acid3, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Water/Aqua/Eau

SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+

IngredientWhat it does
1zinc oxideUVA + UVB sunscreen; anti-irritant, thickener, coloring agent/pigment; bulking agent
2titanium dioxideA broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen; sometimes used as a pigment & for its opacity
3stearic 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.
4sodium chloridesalt; used in exfoliators or as a thickener/stabilizer in a formula
5CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
6Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extractastringent, moisturizer
7caffeineconstricts 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
8butylene 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
9aluminum hydroxideopacifying & skin protecting agent; also a coloring agent & absorbent

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