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SkinMedica Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum Spf 47

Active Ingredients: ​Octinoxate7 (7.5%), Zinc Oxide1 (12.0%) Inactive Ingredients: ​Water, Cyclopentasiloxane11, Niacinamide8, Oleth-35 Phosphate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate6, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin9, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate2, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane15, Polyisobutene3, Peg-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether4, Butylene Glycol14, Disodium Edta10, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid12, Caprylyl Glycol13, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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
3polyisobutenefilm-former; thickener
4Peg-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Etheremulsifier; surfactant
5Oleth-3emulsifier, combines oil and water in the formula
6octyldodecyl neopentanoateskin-conditioning emollient
7OctinoxateA UVB-sunscreen usually combined with other sunscreens
8niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
9GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
10disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
11CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
12citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
13caprylyl glycolAn alcohol, derived from a plant which is used as an emollient and coconut derived preservative.
14butylene 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
15Triethoxycaprylylsilaneprovides cohesion in the formula

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