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Murad Essential-C Toner

Water (Aqua), Hamamelis27 Virginiana (Witch Hazel1) Distillate, Butylene Glycol19, Sodium PCA5, Betaine20, Sorbitol3, Glycine14, Alanine24, Proline7, Serine, Threonine, Arginine21, Lysine12, Glutamic Acid15, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Rice Amino Acids236, Zinc Aspartate2, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PEG-12 Dimethicone10, Phospholipids8, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate22, Chitosan25 Ascorbate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Echinacea16 Purpurea Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis26 (Orange) Fruit Extract, Sodium Polyaspartate4, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil139, Benzophenone4, Disodium EDTA17, Citric Acid18, Polyquaternium-4, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin11 Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Green 3 (CI 42053)

Murad Essential-C Toner

IngredientWhat it does
1witch hazelfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)
2Zinc Aspartatemoisturizing
3sorbitola humectant moisturizer; product thickener; similar to glycerin with a gel-like consistency; creates a slippery feel
4sodium polyaspartatehair conditioner & humectant skin conditioner
5sodium PCAHumectant moisturizer
6Rice Amino Acidsmoisturizer
8phospholipidsemollient moisturizers
9Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oilemulsifier; surfactant
10Peg-12 Dimethiconemoisturizer
11mandarinfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
12Lysineanti-static moisturizer
13hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
14glycinebuffering agent; keeps skin moist; said to relieve itching
15glutamic acidhumectant anti-static hair conditioner
16Echinaceasoothing properties
17disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
18citric acidmainly used as a cleaning agent & preservative; pH adjuster; in higher concentration it's an AHA (in peels & antiaging products)
19butylene 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
20betainea humectant moisturizer; can enhance the texture and height of foam
21arginineantioxidant amino acid; may be helpful in wound healing; also skin & hair conditioner
22ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
23Amino AcidsWidely used in moisturizers and emollients because they are thought to help penetrate the skin; have water-binding, antioxidant and wound-healing abilities
24alaninemay have water-binding, antioxidant properties
25chitosanwound-healer; exfoliator; shown to lighten hyperpigmentation
26Citrus aurantium dulcisfragrant skin irritant; no topical benefits
27Hamamelisfragrant astringent; antioxidant & anti-irritant properties (some forms can be irritating, click to read why)

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