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Overview

What it is

Shampoo with 77 ingredients that contains BHA and exfoliants

Cool Features

It is reef safe

Suited For

It has ingredients that are good for fighting acne, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, reducing pores and scar healing

Free From

It doesn't contain any parabens or silicones

Fun facts

Moist Diane is from Japan. This product is used in 8 routines created by our community.

We independently verify ingredients and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Does this product need an update? Let us know.

Shampoo with 77 ingredients that contains BHA and exfoliants

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Ingredients 77

Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Cleansing, Emulsifying, Foaming
0 / 0 Sulfate IconCan worsen Dry Skin IconMay worsen Oily Skin IconMay cause irritation Icon
SulfateSulfate Icon 3 Concerns

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a sulfate with surfactant properties.

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Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

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Butylene Glycol Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

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Prunus Domestica Seed Extract Emollient

We don't have a description for Prunus Domestica Seed Extract.

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Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract is extract from peppermint leaves.

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Leontopodium Alpinum Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Leontopodium Alpinum Extract.

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Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract Cleansing, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract.

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Gentiana Lutea Root Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Gentiana Lutea Root Extract.

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Rosa Canina Fruit Extract Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
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Rosa Canina Fruit Extract is from Rosehip. Rosehips are a fruit from a wild rose bush native to Eurasia and Africa.

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract Antimicrobial, Masking, Skin Conditioning

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract comes from rosemary. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean.

Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract.

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Ziziphus Jujuba Seed Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ziziphus Jujuba Seed Extract.

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Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract comes from the witch hazel plant.

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Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract comes from the Lotus Flower, Nelumbiumspeciosum.

Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

We don't have a description for Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract.

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Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract.

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Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract Astringent, Skin Conditioning

Centaurea Cyanus Flower extract comes from the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus. The cornflower is native to Europe.

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Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract.

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Crataegus Oxyacantha Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Crataegus Oxyacantha Fruit Extract.

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Arctium Lappa Root Extract Skin Conditioning

Arctium Lappa Root Extract is from the burdock plant. It is an antioxidant and helps soothe skin. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells.

Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract Astringent, Masking
Good for Minimizing Pores Icon
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Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract can help to reduce large pores.

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Angelica Archangelica Root Extract Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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FragranceFragrance Icon

Angelica Archangelica Root Extract is a fragrance.

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Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract Moisturising, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract.

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Inula Helenium Extract Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Inula Helenium Extract.

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Carbenia Benedicta Extract Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Carbenia Benedicta Extract.

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Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract.

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Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract Astringent, Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract.

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Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
Oil IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

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Rosa Damascena Flower Extract Masking, Tonic

Rosa Damascena Flower Extract is from the Damask rose.

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Centella Asiatica Extract Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing
Helps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
2 Benefits

Centella Asiatica Extract (Centella) is derived from an herb native to Southeast Asia. It is famous for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Artemisia Absinthium Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Artemisia Absinthium Extract.

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Vitis Vinifera Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Vitis Vinifera Leaf Extract comes from leaves on a grape vine.

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Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract is extract from the neem plant.

Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract Cleansing, Masking, Refreshing
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Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract comes from the lavender plant. Lavender extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract Tonic

We don't have a description for Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract.

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Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon 2 Benefits

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract comes from the common Marigold plant. This ingredient is a skin conditioner.

Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract Masking, Tonic

We don't have a description for Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract.

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Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

We don't have a description for Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract.

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Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract.

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Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf.

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Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract is from the Roman Chamomile flower.

Zingiber Officinale Root Extract Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

Zingiber Officinale is more commonly known as ginger.

Equisetum Arvense Extract Astringent, Emollient, Soothing

We don't have a description for Equisetum Arvense Extract.

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Melilotus Officinalis Extract Astringent, Masking, Soothing

We don't have a description for Melilotus Officinalis Extract.

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Aspalathus Linearis Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Aspalathus Linearis Extract.

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Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract Antimicrobial, Cleansing

We don't have a description for Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract.

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Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract.

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Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract.

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Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Abrasive
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Luffa Cylindrica Fruit is an exfoliant.

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Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract is a fragrance.

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Polyquaternium-10

Polyquaternium-10 is an ammonium salt of hydroxyethylcellulose. It is a white and granular powder used as a film-former and anti-static agent.

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Hydrolyzed Keratin Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Hydrolyzed Keratin is derived from keratin. Keratin is a large protein that is naturally found in our hair and skin.

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Oil IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Helps hydrate Dry SkinHelps hydrate Dry Skin Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil is derived from the kernels of the argania spinosa tree. You may know it as argan oil.

Lupinus Albus Seed Oil Skin Conditioning
Oil IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Lupinus Albus Seed Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

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Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil Emollient, Skin Conditioning
0-2 / 0 Oil IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Helps hydrate Dry SkinHelps hydrate Dry Skin Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

This ingredient is the fixed oil extracted from seeds of the desert shrub Jojoba. It is more commonly known as jojoba oil. The seed oil is liquid wax ester from the plant. It is non-comedogenic.

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Oenothera Biennis Oil Emollient
3 / 2 Oil IconHelps reduce irritation IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Helps reduce irritationHelps reduce irritation Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Oenothera Biennis Oil is the fixed oil derived from the seeds of the Evening Primrose.

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Mangifera Indica Seed Oil Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Oil IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Mangifera Indica Seed Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

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Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter Skin Conditioning
Not safe for Fungal Acne Icon
Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter isn't fungal acne safe.

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Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Oil IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
OilOil Icon Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

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Sodium Chloride Masking
Can worsen Dry Skin IconBad for Acne Prone Skin IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
3 Concerns

Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt.

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Menthol Masking, Refreshing
May cause irritation IconEU Allergen IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
3 Concerns

Menthol is a compound found in mint plants, such as peppermint. In its pure form, it is a clear crystalline substance.

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Salicylic Acid Masking, Preservative, Skin Conditioning
BHA IconPreservative IconGood for Oily Skin IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Scar Healing IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin IconCan worsen Dry Skin IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Eczema IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
BHABHA Icon PreservativePreservative Icon 5 Benefits 4 Concerns

Salicylic Acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is one of the most well-known ingredients for treating skin that struggles with blackheads and acne. It helps to exfoliate both the skin's surface and pores, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

O-Cymen-5-Ol Antimicrobial, Preservative
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O-Cymen-5-Ol is a preservative.

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Cocamide Methyl Mea

We don't have a description for Cocamide Methyl Mea.

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Cocamidopropyl Betaine Cleansing
May worsen Eczema Icon
May worsen EczemaMay worsen Eczema Icon

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a fatty acid created by mixing similar compounds in coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. Dimethylaminopropylamine is a diamine, an amine with two amino groups.

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Lauryl Betaine Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

Lauryl Betaine is a surfactant. It helps cleanse your skin by gathering oil, dirt, and other pollutants to be rinsed away.

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Alcohol Antimicrobial, Astringent, Masking
Alcohol IconCan worsen Dry Skin IconMay worsen Oily Skin IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Eczema IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
AlcoholAlcohol Icon 5 Concerns

Alcohol comes in many different forms. Different types of alcohol will have different effects on skin. This ingredient is usually an astringent alcohol.

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Sodium Citrate Buffering, Masking

Sodium Citrate is the sodium salts of citric acid. In skincare, it is used to alter pH levels and acts as a preservative.

Citric Acid Buffering, Masking
AHA IconGood for Skin Texture IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Scar Healing IconHelps brighten skin IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
AHAAHA Icon 4 Benefits 2 Concerns

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!).

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Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

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Sodium Benzoate Masking, Preservative
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Sodium Benzoate is a preservative. It's used in both cosmetic and food products to inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria. It is typically produced synthetically.

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Parfum Masking, Perfuming
Fragrance IconMay worsen Eczema IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon 2 Concerns

Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give a scent to products.

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Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil Antioxidant, Perfuming
Antioxidant IconFragrance IconOil IconGood for Oily Skin Icon
AntioxidantAntioxidant Icon FragranceFragrance Icon OilOil Icon Good for Oily SkinGood for Oily Skin Icon

This tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Tea Tree plant. Tea tree oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil Masking, Skin Conditioning
Oil Icon
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Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil is oil expressed from the leaves of the rosemary plant.

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Caramel Cosmetic Colorant, Masking

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Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

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Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Ziziphus Jujuba Seed Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Crataegus Oxyacantha Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Inula Helenium Extract, Carbenia Benedicta Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Vitis Vinifera Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Melilotus Officinalis Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Polyquaternium-10, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Lupinus Albus Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Menthol, Salicylic Acid, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Cocamide Methyl Mea, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Betaine, Alcohol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Caramel, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract

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Ingredients Explained

This product contains 77 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Cleansing, Emulsifying, Foaming
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a sulfate with surfactant properties.

The surfactant property make it a great foam creator and cleansing agent. Surfactants help bind ingredients that normally do not mix.

Some studies have shown skin irritation due to prolonged SLS use.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is a milder version of SLS.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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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 Prunus Domestica Seed Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract is extract from peppermint leaves.

Studies show peppermint extract have antimicrobial properties against some bacteria and fungi.

In large percentages, peppermint extract may sensitize the skin.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Leontopodium Alpinum Extract.

Cleansing, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Gentiana Lutea Root Extract.

Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
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Rosa Canina Fruit Extract is from Rosehip. Rosehips are a fruit from a wild rose bush native to Eurasia and Africa.

Rosehip contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, fatty acids and linolenic acids. These nourish your skin barrier. Having hydrated skin helps reduce the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles.

Vitamins C and E are potent antioxidants and may help with anti-aging. The fatty acids are emollients that help soften and hydrate your skin.

Another potent vitamin found in rosehip is Vitamin A, or retinol. Retinol encourages collagen production in the skin.

Rosehip extract may help with brightening the skin. Several components, such as beta-carotene, are able to reduce pigmentation caused by sun damage.

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Antimicrobial, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract comes from rosemary. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean.

While Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil can be volatile due to its fragrant properties, this component is usually removed in the leaf extract.

Rosemary Leaf Extract can help protect your skin against damage from free-radical molecules. It contains many antioxidants such as rosmarinic acid and caffeic acid. Rosemarinic acid has been found to help soothe skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

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We don't have a description for Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ziziphus Jujuba Seed Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract comes from the witch hazel plant.

Witch Hazel is an astringent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial ingredient. The tannin in witch hazel has a drying effect when used on skin and constricts proteins. This helps minimize the look of large pores. The tannins present and the fragrance may be sensitizing. The catechins in witch hazel have anti-inflammatory properties while the gallic acid is antibacterial.

Indigenous groups have used witch hazel to help treat inflammation, which was then used by early settlers to North America.

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Skin Conditioning
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Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract comes from the Lotus Flower, Nelumbiumspeciosum.

Lotus flower extract has antioxidant properties from compounds such as flavonoids. Antioxidants may help reduce the signs of aging.

In traditional Asian medicine, Lotus flower seeds were used to help treat inflammation.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

We don't have a description for Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract.

We don't have a description for Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract.

Astringent, Skin Conditioning

Centaurea Cyanus Flower extract comes from the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus. The cornflower is native to Europe.

Cornflowers contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains high amounts of anxiotidants such as Vitamin C. They also contain flavonoids and anthocyanins.

Folk medicine in European cultures used cornflowers to help treat eye inflammation.

Fun fact: Cornflowers were used to determine if love was returned. Young men would wear cornflowers and if the color faded quickly, it meant the love was not reciprocated.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract.

We don't have a description for Crataegus Oxyacantha Fruit Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Arctium Lappa Root Extract is from the burdock plant. It is an antioxidant and helps soothe skin. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells.

In folk medicine, Arctium Lappa has been used to treat skin inflammation and digestion.

Astringent, Masking

Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract can help to reduce large pores.

Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Angelica Archangelica Root Extract is a fragrance.

Moisturising, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract.

Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Inula Helenium Extract.

Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Carbenia Benedicta Extract.

Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract.

Astringent, Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract.

Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

Masking, Tonic
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Rosa Damascena Flower Extract is from the Damask rose.

The Damask Roses' petals have been found to help sooth skin. The petals also contain antioxidant compounds.

Rosa Damascena Flower Extract is used as a tonic. Tonics are used to remove soap residues. They also help moisturize the skin.

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Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing
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Centella Asiatica Extract (Centella) is derived from an herb native to Southeast Asia. It is famous for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Centella is rich in antioxidants and amino acids, such as Madecassic Acid and Asiaticoside.

Studies show the compounds in centella help with:

The combination of all these properties makes centella effective at soothing, hydrating, and protecting the skin.

Other great components of centella include Vitamin A, vitamin C, several B vitamins, and Asiatic Acid.

Fun fact: Centella has been used as a medicine and in food for many centuries. As a medicine, it is used to treat burns, scratches, and wounds.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Artemisia Absinthium Extract.

Skin Conditioning

Vitis Vinifera Leaf Extract comes from leaves on a grape vine.

Vitis Vinifera Leaf Extract helps hydrate and soften the skin.

Skin Conditioning
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Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract is extract from the neem plant.

Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

The leaves of this tree contain flavonoids and polyphenols. These two compounds are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. Further research is needed as to their effects when applied on skin.

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Cleansing, Masking, Refreshing
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Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract comes from the lavender plant. Lavender extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Many components of lavender flowers are antioxidants, such as ferulic acid, caffeic acid, and several flavonoids.

Traditional Iranian folk medicine uses Lavender extract to help treat inflammation.

Lavender extract may have a scent. It contains linalool, a known allergen. However, lavender extract contains less linalool than lavender essential oil.

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We don't have a description for Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract.

Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract comes from the common Marigold plant. This ingredient is a skin conditioner.

Marigolds contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are a group of substances found naturally in plants. They possess antioxidant and inflammation properties.

This ingredient soothes skin inflammation by inhibiting inhibiting a part of the inflammation process.

Marigolds have been used in traditional medicine throughout Asia and Europe.

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We don't have a description for Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract.

Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

We don't have a description for Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract.

We don't have a description for Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract.

Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf.

Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Mixed

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract is from the Roman Chamomile flower.

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract helps soothe the skin and contains antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells

Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
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Zingiber Officinale is more commonly known as ginger.

Ginger root has antioxidant, anti-inflammation, and antimicrobial properties.

The antioxidant properties help protect your body from free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells. As a result, ginger may help slow down signs of aging such as hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Studies show ginger inhibits the enzyme that breaks down collagen. It also helps with:

Ginger has no negative side-effects and is safe to use for all skin types. (Be sure to patch test just in case you have a ginger allergy!)

Ginger originates from Southeast Asia but has spread throughout the world. It is now a common spice used in many cultures.

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Astringent, Emollient, Soothing

We don't have a description for Equisetum Arvense Extract.

Astringent, Masking, Soothing

We don't have a description for Melilotus Officinalis Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Aspalathus Linearis Extract.

Antimicrobial, Cleansing

We don't have a description for Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract.

We don't have a description for Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract.

Luffa Cylindrica Fruit is an exfoliant.

Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract is a fragrance.

Polyquaternium-10 is an ammonium salt of hydroxyethylcellulose. It is a white and granular powder used as a film-former and anti-static agent.

This ingredient is commonly found in hair conditioning products. According to a manufacturer, its positive charge makes it great for absorbing hair proteins. The manufacturer also states this ingredient helps with curl retention.

For haircare friends: this ingredient is not a silicone.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Hydrolyzed Keratin is derived from keratin. Keratin is a large protein that is naturally found in our hair and skin.

Studies show keratin is able to seal broken hair cuticles, helping to prevent split ends and breakage.

As a humectant, hydrolyzed keratin helps draw moisture from the air to your hair and skin. This helps keep your skin and hair hydrated.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Mixed

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil is derived from the kernels of the argania spinosa tree. You may know it as argan oil.

Argan Oil is an antioxidant, hydrating, and soothing ingredient.

Studies have shown argan oil can help fight again radical damage from the sun. This makes it effective at preventing hyperpigmentation.

Large amounts of vitamin E found in argan oil helps the skin retain water. Argan oil also contains fatty acids such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid. It is also a good source of lipids.

Another benefit of argan oil is skin-soothing. It can help reduce inflammation-related skin symptoms.

Argan Oil is effective at regulating sebum production in pores. This can make it effective at treating hormonal acne.

Traditionally, argan oil was used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. However, argan oil contains fatty acids that may make it not fungal-acne safe.

Argan Trees are native to Morocco.

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Skin Conditioning

Lupinus Albus Seed Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Mixed

This ingredient is the fixed oil extracted from seeds of the desert shrub Jojoba. It is more commonly known as jojoba oil. The seed oil is liquid wax ester from the plant. It is non-comedogenic.

Jojoba oil does not contain fragrance and has many fatty-acids, making it a great soothing ingredient. Jojoba contains Vitamin E, a great moisturizing ingredient. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect your skin against free-radical damage. This may help in anti-aging.

Jojoba seed oil is a humectant, meaning it helps draw moisture from the air. This helps keep your skin hydrated.

While jojoba has antibacterial properties, it is only able to kill some bacteria. It has also been shown to help in wound healing. Indigenous cultures have used jojoba as a moisturizer and to help treat burns.

It is found to be similar to natural human skin sebum, so it has a great effect on dry skin. Jojoba oil may even help with regulating sebum production.

Although jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, we recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient if you have any concerns.

Jojoba oil may not be fungal acne safe. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns.

Jojoba is native to the southwestern US.

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Emollient
Mixed

Oenothera Biennis Oil is the fixed oil derived from the seeds of the Evening Primrose.

Evening primrose oil is rich in fatty acids. These fatty acids include linoleic (60-85%), oleic (5-12%), palmitic (4-10%), and stearic (2-4%).

The fatty acid composition makes it a great ingredient for soothing and moisturizing skin. However, it may not be Malassezia folliculitis, or fungal acne safe.

Further research is needed on the role of evening primrose in treating eczema.

Evening primrose is native to North America.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Mangifera Indica Seed Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

Skin Conditioning
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Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter isn't fungal acne safe.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

Masking
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Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt.

This ingredient has many purposes in skincare: thickener, emulsifier, and exfoliator.

You'll most likely find this ingredient in cleansers where it is used to create a gel-like texture. As an emulsifier, it also prevents ingredients from separating.

There is much debate on whether this ingredient is comedogenic. The short answer - comedogenic ratings don't tell the whole story. Learn more about comegodenic ratings here.

The concensus about this ingredient causing acne seems to be divided. Research is needed to understand if this ingredient does cause acne.

Scrubs may use salt as the primary exfoliating ingredient.

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Masking, Refreshing
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Menthol is a compound found in mint plants, such as peppermint. In its pure form, it is a clear crystalline substance.

Menthol is known for its cooling sensation; however, the cooling is actually from your skin being sensitized. Menthol can worsen rosacea. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have concerns.

Menthol also has antimicrobial properties.

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Masking, Preservative, Skin Conditioning
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Salicylic Acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is one of the most well-known ingredients for treating skin that struggles with blackheads and acne. It helps to exfoliate both the skin's surface and pores, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

This multitasking property makes it a great ingredient for cleaning out pores, controlling oil production, and reducing inflammation.

Unlike AHAs which are water soluble, Salicylic Acid is oil soluble. This means that it's able to exfoliate the inside of pores and reduce blackheads.

Concentrations of 0.5-2% are recognized by the U.S. FDA as an over-the-counter topical acne product.

It can cause irritation and/or dryness if one's skin already has a compromised moisture barrier, so it's best to focus on repairing that before introducing a Salicylic Acid into your routine.

In general, Salicylic Acid is a great ingredient for oily acne-prone skin.

While salicylic acid does not increase sun-sensitivity, we still recommend wearing SPF.

If you are looking for the ingredient called BHA or Butylated Hydroxyanisole, click here.

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Antimicrobial, Preservative

O-Cymen-5-Ol is a preservative.

We don't have a description for Cocamide Methyl Mea.

Cleansing
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Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a fatty acid created by mixing similar compounds in coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. Dimethylaminopropylamine is a diamine, an amine with two amino groups.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a surfactant and cleanser. It helps gather the dirt, pollutants, and other impurities in your skin to be washed away. It also helps thicken a product and make the texture more creamy.

Being created from coconut oil means Cocamidopropyl Betaine is hydrating for the skin.

While Cocamidopropyl Betaine was believed to be an allergen, a study from 2012 disproved this. It found two compounds in unpure Cocamidopropyl Betaine to be the irritants: aminoamide and 3-dimethylaminopropylamine. High-grade and pure Cocamidopropyl Betaine did not induce allergic reactions during this study.

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Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

Lauryl Betaine is a surfactant. It helps cleanse your skin by gathering oil, dirt, and other pollutants to be rinsed away.

Antimicrobial, Astringent, Masking
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Alcohol comes in many different forms. Different types of alcohol will have different effects on skin. This ingredient is usually an astringent alcohol.

These alcohols are drying on the skin. They may strip away your skin's natural oils and even damage your skin barrier. Astringent alcohols may also irritate skin.

Other types of astringent alcohols include:

According to the National Rosacea Society based in the US, you should be mindful of products with these alcohols in the top half of ingredients.

Any type of sanitizing product will have high amounts of alcohol to help kill bacteria and viruses.

Fatty alcohols come from plant oils such as coconut oil. These can help hydrate the skin and are non-irritating. Some fatty alcohols include cetyl and stearyl alcohol.

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Buffering, Masking
Mixed

Sodium Citrate is the sodium salts of citric acid. In skincare, it is used to alter pH levels and acts as a preservative.

Sodium Citrate helps maintain the pH of a product. Normal pH level of skin is slightly acidic (~4.75-5.5). The acidity of our skin is maintained by our glands and skin biome. Being slightly acidic allows our skin to create an "acid mantle". This acid mantle is a thin barrier that protects our skin from bacteria and contaminants.

Sodium Citrate is a chelating agent. It neutralizes metal ions from water and prevents them from binding to other ingredients. This ensures the other ingredients will not be altered.

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Buffering, Masking
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Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!).

As an AHA, Citric Acid removes the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and even out skin tone.

If you spot Citric Acid near the end of an ingredient list, it's likely there as a pH adjuster rather than an active ingredient.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:

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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 edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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Masking, Preservative
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Sodium Benzoate is a preservative. It's used in both cosmetic and food products to inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria. It is typically produced synthetically.

Both the US FDA and EU Health Committee have approved the use of sodium benzoate. In the US, levels of 0.1% (of the total product) are allowed.

Sodium benzoate works as a preservative by inhibiting the growth of bacteria inside of cells. It prevents the cell from fermenting a type of sugar using an enzyme called phosphofructokinase.

Sodium Benzoate is the salt of benzoic acid. Foods containing sodium benzoate include soda, salad dressings, condiments, fruit juices, wines, and snack foods.

Studies for using ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate in cosmetics are lacking, especially in skincare routines with multiple steps.

We always recommend speaking with a professional, such as a dermatologist, if you have any concerns.

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Masking, Perfuming
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Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give a scent to products.

Also called "fragrance", this ingredient can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This means every product with "fragrance" or "parfum" in the ingredients list is a different mixture.

In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'.

The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term.

For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance by INCI standards.

One example is Calendula flower extract. Calendula is an essential oil that still imparts a scent or 'fragrance'.

Depending on the blend, the ingredients in the mixture can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin. Some ingredients that are known EU allergens include linalool and citronellol.

Parfum can also be used to mask or cover an unpleasant scent.

The bottom line is: not all fragrances/parfum/ingredients are created equally. If you are worried about fragrances, we recommend taking a closer look at an ingredient. And of course, we always recommend speaking with a professional.

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Antioxidant, Perfuming
Mixed

This tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Tea Tree plant. Tea tree oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

According to the book Journal of Profiles of Drug Substances, tea tree helps in reducing acne-causing bacteria such as Propionibacterium acnes. This is due to the Terpinen components of tea tree oil.

Tea tree may cause sensitivity and irritation for some people. This oil naturally contains fragrance such as linalool and limonene.

However, research shows irritation usually occurs when using pure tea tree oil and not in cosmetic products.

Tea tree oil was found to help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis in one study.

Tea tree oil is toxic when ingested. Another study showed it to caused damage to the nervous system of dogs and cats when applied to their skin or given orally.

Learn more about Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil
Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil is oil expressed from the leaves of the rosemary plant.

Rosemary Leaf Oil is a fragrance and helps give your product a scent. If you are sensitive to irritating fragrances, this one contains camphor. Camphor has been found to irritate skin.

This oil also contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. As an antioxidant, it may protect you skin against damage. This can help slow down the signs of aging.

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Cosmetic Colorant, Masking
Mixed

We don't have a description for Caramel.

Skin Conditioning
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We don't have a description for Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract.

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