Indeed Labs Microbiome Essence
- vegan and cruelty-free essence that contains 26 ingredients.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.
This product was submitted by gemmajaws on November 23, 2021
Ingredient List (26)
Water • Propanediol • Glycerin • Butylene Glycol • Saccharide Isomerate • Saccharomyces Lysate • Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Extract Ferment Filtrate • Valine • Threonine • Glutamic Acid • Glycine • Glucose • Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum • Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract • Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate • Lactobacillus Ferment • Lactobacillus • Bacillus/Cordyceps Sinensis/Ganoderma Lucidum/Inonotus Obliquus/Lentinus Edodes/Phellinus Linteus/Schizophyllum Commune/Tricholoma Matsutake Extract Ferment Filtrate • Lecithin • Sodium Acrylates Copolymer • Disodium Succinate • 1,2-Hexanediol • Caprylyl Glycol • Ethylhexylglycerin • Phenoxyethanol • Disodium EDTAJump to Ingredients Explained
Indeed Labs Microbiome Essence Ingredients Explained
This product contains 26 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.
Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.
It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
We don't have a description for Saccharide Isomerate.
We don't have a description for Saccharomyces Lysate.
We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Extract Ferment Filtrate.
We don't have a description for Valine.
We don't have a description for Threonine.
We don't have a description for Glutamic Acid.
We don't have a description for Glycine.
We don't have a description for Glucose.
We don't have a description for Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum.
We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate.
We don't have a description for Lactobacillus Ferment.
We don't have a description for Lactobacillus.
We don't have a description for Bacillus/Cordyceps Sinensis/Ganoderma Lucidum/Inonotus Obliquus/Lentinus Edodes/Phellinus Linteus/Schizophyllum Commune/Tricholoma Matsutake Extract Ferment Filtrate.
We don't have a description for Lecithin.
We don't have a description for Sodium Acrylates Copolymer.
We don't have a description for Disodium Succinate.
1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.
In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.
Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.
Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.
This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.
Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.