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Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner

Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane12 (conditioning agent), Butylene Glycol14 (water-binding agent/humectant/slip agent), Glycereth-2618 (conditioning agent), Dimethiconol (conditioning agent), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose10) Oil (conditioning agent), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil (conditioning agent),  (water-binding agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E1/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate16 (vitamin C2/antioxidant), Panthenol5 (anti-irritating), Allantoin17 (anti-irritant), Glycerin9 (humectants), Hydrogenated Lecithin7 (cell-communicating ingredient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride13 (emollient/skin-repairing ingredient), Niacinamide6 (vitamin B3/cell-communicating ingredient), Superoxide Dismutase3 (antioxidant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil84 (emulsifying agent), Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate19 (conditioning agent), Laureth-4 (surfactant), Laureth-23 (conditioning agent), Disodium EDTA11 (chelating agent), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Benzoic Acid15 (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).
Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner (190ml)
Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Collection

IngredientWhat it does
1Vitamin EAntioxidant 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)
2Vitamin Can antioxidant proven to give you photoprotection by preventing oxidation & inflammation; boosts collagen production; can lighten hyperpigmentation if the concentration is high enough; also used as pH adjuster/buffering agent; fragrance ingredient
3superoxide dismutaseproven potent antioxidant
4Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oilemulsifier; surfactant
5panthenolhumectant emollient moisturizer; anti-inflammatory
6niacinamideProven healing antioxidant; stimulates collagen; some UV protection; reduces hyperpigmentation; anti-inflammatory; anti-acne; anti-rosacea
7lecithinmoisturizing phospholipid; emulsifies & thickens a product; water-binder; mild preservative; penetrates skin well so is a great ingredient others can "piggyback on" into your skin
8hydrogenated castor oilused as an oily base ingredient; with PEG it's a non-ionic surfactant and is used as a solubilizer for essential oils.
9GlycerinA humectant moisturizer; usually used as a base in (light) moisturizers
10evening primrosevery rich & delicate skin-friendly moisturizing oil; anti-inflammatory & great for eczema & psoriasis
11disodium EDTApreservative & product stabilizer; helps the topical penetration of active ingredients; chelating agent
12CyclopentasiloxaneSilicone; makes stuff easily spreadable; used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant & solvent. Helps deliver other, heavier, silicones also in a product (like dimethicone)
13Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideCoconut derived emollient moisturizer, sometimes used as a thickener. Rich in fatty acids that replenish skin; has a silky, dry oil feel
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
15benzoic acidanti-fungal preservative; a mild irritant to the skin, it can cause allergic reactions.
16ascorbyl palmitateA moisturizing vitamin C ester, fat/lipid soluble, antioxidant and preservative
17allantoinconsidered an effective anti-irritant; an occlusive that temporarily helps protect from chapped skin or windburn damage; softens skin & exfoliates; also a preservative
18Glycereth-26moisturizing & dispersing agent (in a formula)
19Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride PhosphateCan function as a stabilizer & solubilizer (helps one ingredient dissolve into another); Potential topical skin delivery of linoleic acid; Non-greasy emollient

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