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Updated on March 19, 2024 Submitted by hyggeday

Overview

What it is

Face cleanser with 122 ingredients that contains AHA, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide

Cool Features

It is vegan and reef safe

Suited For

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

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates

Fun facts

Neogen is from South Korea. 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.

Ingredient List (122)

Methylglucamine, Vaccinium Corymbosum Fruit, Lauric Acid, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, C12-14 Pareth-12, Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Saponaria Officinalis Root Extract, Sapindus Trifoliatus Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Trehalose, Citric Acid , Allantoin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Plankton Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Pisum Sativum Extract, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Glycine Soja Seed Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Broussonetia Kazinoki Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Aspergillus/Prunus Mume Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Sibiricum Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Donkey Milk, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris Extract, Malt Extract, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Amber Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Hydrolyzed Coral, Tremella Fuciformis Extract, Sarcodon Aspratus Extract, Ledebouriella Seseloides Root Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa Bran Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Atractylodes Japonica Rhizome Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Agaricus Blazei Extract, Disodium EDTA, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum

You should know

Here's our breakdown of the notable ingredients, benefits, and concerns we determined from the ingredients in this product. Click any item to learn more.

Notable Ingredients

AHA
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (3)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (2)
Acne Fighting
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Drying (2)
May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger (3)
Irritating (2)
Rosacea (3)
Eczema (2)

Ingredient Info

Click any item below to learn more and view relevant ingredients.
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredients Overview

Here's our quick-to-read summary of the ingredients in this product. Keep scrolling if you'd like to learn more about what each ingredient does!
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Features
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Skin Conditioning
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Cleansing, Emulsifying
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May worsen Oily Skin IconBad for Acne Prone Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
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Emollient, Emulsifying
Oil IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
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Masking, Solvent
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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
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Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
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Cleansing, Emulsifying
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Bad for Acne Prone Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
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Emulsifying
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Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Emulsifying
Oil IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
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Cleansing
May worsen Eczema Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Humectant, Moisturising
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Buffering, Masking
AHA IconMay cause irritation IconGood for Skin Texture IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Scar Healing IconMay worsen Rosacea IconHelps brighten skin Icon
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Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
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Helps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation IconGood for Scar Healing Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Masking, Skin Conditioning
May cause irritation Icon
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Astringent, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
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Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Masking
Can worsen Dry Skin IconBad for Acne Prone Skin IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Hyaluronic Acid Icon
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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Oil IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
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Smoothing
Niacinamide IconGood for Oily Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Dark Spots IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Helps reduce irritation Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Antiseborrhoeic, Astringent, Skin Conditioning
Can worsen Dry Skin Icon
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Cleansing, Masking, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Soothing, Tonic
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Skin Conditioning
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Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Masking
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Antioxidant, Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Skin Conditioning
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Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Bleaching, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Astringent, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Antimicrobial, Skin Conditioning
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Astringent, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Protecting
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Astringent, Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing
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Skin Protecting, Tonic
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Antioxidant
Antioxidant Icon
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Skin Protecting
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Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Emollient, Skin Protecting, Tonic
Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Antioxidant
Antioxidant Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Antioxidant, Skin Protecting
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Skin Conditioning
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Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Masking, Refreshing, Tonic
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
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Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning
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Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Preservative
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Masking, Perfuming
Fragrance IconMay worsen Eczema IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon

Ingredients Explained

This product contains 122 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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What it does:

We don't have a description for Methylglucamine.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Vaccinium Corymbosum Fruit.

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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Lauric Acid is a fatty acid or lipid. About half of fatty acids in coconut oil is lauric acid.

This ingredient helps hydrate and sooth skin. As a humectant, it helps trap moisture. It also aids in cleaning and enhancing the texture of products.

Emerging studies show Lauric Acid to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The antimicrobial property helps strengthen the skin barrier by fighting off bad bacteria.

Lauric acid may not be Malassezia folliculitis, or fungal acne, safe.

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What it does: Emollient, Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters is an oil and isn't fungal acne safe.

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What it does: Masking, Solvent
Community Rating: Disliked

Dipropylene Glycol is a synthetically created stabilizer and solvent. It is a part of the glycol class in the alcohol family.

Dipropylene Glycol helps dissolve and evenly distribute ingredients. It also helps decrease viscosity and thin out texture.

As a masking agent, Dipropylene Glycol can be used to cover the smell of other ingredients. However, it does not have a scent.

Studies show Dipropylene Glycol is considered safe to use in skincare.

Learn more about Dipropylene Glycol
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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

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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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Myristic Acid is a saturated fatty acid. It is naturally found in milk fat. Other sources include palm oil, coconut oil, and butter fat.

Myristic Acid is an emulsifer and cleanser. As an emulsifer, it stabilizes a product by preventing ingredients from separating. Myristic Acid helps clean your skin by acting as a surfactant. It tends to gather oil and dirt on your skin to be easily rinsed away.

One study from 2021 found Myristic Acid to have anti-inflammatory properties.

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What it does: Emulsifying

C12-14 Pareth-12 is created from a mixture of synthetic C12-14 alcohols that have about 12 moles of ethylene oxide.

It is an emulsifying and cleansing ingredient. Emulsifier help prevent ingredients from separating, such as oils and waters.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

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. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

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.

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What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil comes from hydrogenated castor oil. It is a solubilizer and emulsifier.

As a solubilizer, it helps dissolve ingredients into a water-based version. It is also an emulsifer. Emulsifier help prevent oils and water from separating. Both these properties help create evenly-spread and uniform products.

Basically, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil helps hold ingredients together.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Mixed

Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate is an amino acid-based surfactant and cleaning agent. This ingredient can be derived from animals or plants. It may also be synthetically created from fatty acids of the coconut and glycine.

Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate is a gentle surfactant. Surfactants help gather the dirt, oil, and other pollutants from your skin to be rinsed away. It is a mild cleanser and naturally produces foam.

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What it does: Cleansing
Community Rating: Disliked

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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What it does: Skin Conditioning

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

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sapindus Trifoliatus Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts 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. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

Learn more about Caprylyl Glycol
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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

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.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Tropolone.

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What it does: Humectant, Moisturising
Community Rating: Loved

Trehalose is a disaccharide made of two glucose molecules (glucose is sugar!). Trehalose is used to help moisturize skin. It also has antioxidant properties.

As a humectant, trehalose helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This helps keep your skin hydrated.

Due to its antioxidant properties, trehalose may help with signs of aging. Antioxidants help fight free-radical molecules, unstable molecules that may damage your skin.

In medicine, trehalose and hyaluronic acid are used to help treat dry eyes.

Some animals, plants, and bacteria create trehalose as a source of energy to survive freeze or lack of water.

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What it does: Buffering, Masking
Community Rating: Disliked

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

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.

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 look more even.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community Rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Acetyl Glucosamine is an antioxidant and humectant. It is a form of Vitamin C.

Acetyl Glucosamine helps the skin produce hyaluronic acid and boost hydration.

Antioxidants help fight off free-radicals, molecules that may damage skin cells.

When paired with niacinamide, Acetyl Glucosamine has been shown to be effective at reducing discoloration.

Read more about other types of Vitamin C:

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract comes from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera plant.

Moringa seeds have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin hydrating properties. These seeds are rich in oils, proteins, monounsaturated fats, and tocopherols.

As an emollient, moringa seed oil helps trap moisture in the skin by creating a film on top. This helps keep your skin hydrated and soft.

Many compounds in moringa seed oil are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. These compounds include Vitamin E. , catechins, ferulic acid, and more.

Another compound found in Moringa seed oil is oleic acid.

Moringa trees are native to the Himalayan mountains.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

We don't have a description for Plankton Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract.

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What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract is more commonly known as the bitter orange. Native to Southeast Asia, this extract is commonly found in both cosmetics and foods.

The bitter orange possesses antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

It can also be mildly exfoliating due to the citric acid, an AHA.

Citrus fruits are rich in flavonoids, alkaloids, and vitamin C.

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What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Citrus Limon Fruit Extract comes from lemons. While lemon extract is exfoliating and antimicrobial, it can also cause skin sensitivity.

Lemons contains antioxidants, which may help with anti-aging. They are also rich in citric acid, an AHA.

And of course, lemons are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps with skin-brightening and increasing collagen production.

The acidity of lemons may work as an astringent for acne.

However, lemons can also cause skin sensitivity due to its limonene content. It can also increase photosensitivity, or sensitivity to the sun.

This ingredient is also used to add a lemon scent to products.

Learn more about Citrus Limon Fruit Extract
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What it does: Astringent, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract.

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What it does: Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

This ingredient is also called sugarcane extract. It is a moisturizing humectant and has skin soothing properties.

Similar to hyaluronic acid, sugarcane can attract moisture to your skin.

Glycolic acid is a derivative of sugarcane. While glycolic acid is an AHA with exfoliating properties, sugarcane is not an AHA.

A study from 2021 found the compounds in sugarcane extract to have antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activity. The study also suggests these compounds can inhibit skin ageing enzymes and promote collagen synthesis.

Learn more about Saccharum Officinarum Extract
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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Acer Saccharum Extract.

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What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

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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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: 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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What it does: Smoothing
Community Rating: Loved

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation. It also helps fade dark-spots and strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

The cherry on top? Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

lt is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture.

Another benefit is the anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

Once oxidized, panthenol converts to pantothenic acid. Panthothenic acid is found in all living cells.

Learn more about Panthenol
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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Portulaca Oleracea Extract is an extract of the whole plant of the Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties.

Purslane is very nutritious. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, NMFs, many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The vitamins found in purslane include: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E.

Purslane is a succulent with an extensive habitat. It is used in traditional Korean medicine to treat irritated skin.

Nowadays, it is becoming a superfood due to its highly nutritious content.

Learn more about Portulaca Oleracea Extract
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What it does: Antiseborrhoeic, Astringent, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Hamamelis Virginiana Extract comes from the witch hazel plant. The witch hazel plant is native to eastern North America. Many parts of this plant are used in skincare from its twigs to its leaves.

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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What it does: Cleansing, Masking, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Soothing, Tonic
Community Rating: Liked

Achillea Millefolium Extract comes from the yarrow plant. Yarrow is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

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

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What it does: Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: 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

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What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Mixed

We don't have a description for Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Carica Papaya Fruit Extract comes from the papaya fruit. Papayas were first domesticated in Mexico and Central America.

This fruit extract contains papain and chymopapain, two types of enzymes. These enzyme have exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. One study shows papain may help reduce scarring.

Papaya is also a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your skin against damage from free-radical molecules. This may help protect against signs of aging. One antioxidant present in papayas is lycopene.

Papaya also contains Vitamin A, also known as retinol.

While papaya is used as an ingredient to help lighten skin, research is limited on this.

The seeds of papaya have been found to have anti-fungal activity.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cymbopogon Citratus Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

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

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

We don't have a description for Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Tricholoma Matsutake Extract.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Cordyceps Sinensis Extract comes from a fungus that lives on caterpillars and insect larvae. It can also be made synthetically.

Cordyceps Sinensis Extract is an antioxidant and may help with reducing the signs of aging.

This fungus is mainly found in the mountainous regions of the Himalayas. It has been used in traditional Tibetan, Nepalese, and Chinese medicine to help with fatigue.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
Community Rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Pisum Sativum Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract comes from grapes.

Grape extract has many skin benefits. It also contains many potent antioxidants such as Vitamin E , Vitamin C, proanthocyanidins, polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. Proanthocyanidin has been shown to help even out skin tone.

Antioxidants help fight free-radical molecules. Free-radical molecules are capable of damaging our cells and other genetic material. Antioxidants help stabilize free-radicals by donating extra electrons. Grape seed extract may help reduce the signs of aging.

Grape extract also helps soothe and hydrate your skin.

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What it does: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract is an antioxidant.

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What it does: Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Arnica Montana Flower Extract is a fragrance.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

Glycine Soja Seed Extract comes from the seed of the wild soybean plant. Wild soybean extract contains fatty acids (linoleic, oleic, linolenic), vitamin E, and antioxidants.

The wild soybean contains soyasaponins, a bioactive compound. Soyasaponins have inflammatory, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial properties. Soyasaponin has also been found to inhibit the melanin-creation process.

Two powerful components found in the wild soybean include genistein and diadzein. These two isoflavones are potent antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties. Genistein in particular has been found to prevent redness caused by UV exposure.

One study from South Korea found wild soybean extract to help promote hair growth at the cellular level.

The wild soybean plant is a cousin to the famous soybean that gives us tofu, soy milk, and soy sauce.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

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

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Broussonetia Kazinoki Bark Extract.

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Aspergillus/Prunus Mume Fruit Ferment Filtrate.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

This ingredient comes from fermenting pomegranate with lactobacillus.

It displays strong antioxidant properties. One study found fermented pomegranate to help with moisture, brightness, elasticity, and collagen after 8 weeks.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

This ingredient is created by fermenting soybean extract with the bacteria, lactobacillus.

Some studies have shown it to have antioxidant properties. One study found this ingredient to have stronger properties than non-fermented soybean extract.

Another study found in increase of isoflavones, amino acids, and peptides in fermented soy milk.

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What it does: Bleaching, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract is from the Maqui berry. Maqui is an edible berry from the country of Chile.

Maqui contains delphinidins, a type of antioxidant. This type of antioxidant helps fight against free-radicals from both sun and cigarette smoke. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells.

By protecting your skin against sun damage, it helps slow down the process of aging. However, this ingredient should not replace sunscreen.

Studies show Maqui may help with inflammation when taken orally.

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What it does: Astringent, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract is from the black currant fruit.

Black currant berries contain Vitamin E and fatty acids. It can help soften the skin.

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What it does: Antimicrobial, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Chrysanthemum Sibiricum Extract.

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What it does: Astringent, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Protecting
Community Rating: Mixed

Laminaria Japonica Extract comes from a kelp more commonly known as 'sweet kelp'. It is commonly eaten in Japan, Korea, and China.

Sweet kelp is a humectant and helps hydrate your skin. Humectants draw moisture from the air to your skin.

Studies show Laminaria Japonica has antioxidant compounds. Antioxidants may help with anti-aging. Kelp also contains magnesium and zinc, making it great for calming inflammation and redness.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

We don't have a description for Donkey Milk.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Mixed

We don't have a description for Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Astringent, Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing
Community Rating: Liked

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

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What it does: Skin Protecting, Tonic

We don't have a description for Malt Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract comes from the Asian Mountain Yam. It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Antioxidants help neutralize free-radical molecules. These molecules may damage your skin cells and DNA.

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What it does: Antioxidant

Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract is an antioxidant.

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What it does: Skin Protecting
Community Rating: Disliked

Laminaria Digitata Extract comes from the dark brown seaweed, Laminaria Digitata. It is a potent antioxidant, which also provides soothing and hydrating benefits.

Many studies show the antioxidant components of Laminaria Digitata to help with anti-inflammation.

Laminaria Digitata contains amino acids, proteins, sugars, and vitamins. Small amounts of minerals such as phosphorous, iron, potassium, and copper are also found the seaweed. These components help hydrate and nourish your skin's natural barrier. Having a healthy skin barrier leads to more youthful looking skin and may help reduce the signs of aging.

Laminaria Digitata is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

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What it does: Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Acorus Calamus Root Extract is a fragrance.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract comes from the roots of the Lithospermumerythrorhizon plant, or the purple gromwell plant.

Studies show this root extract has anti-inflammatory properties and protects against oxidative stress. It also displayed UV absorption capability and protection against UV-B damage. However, it should not replace your sunscreen.

The dried roots of this plant are used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine due to its antiviral properties.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

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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What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract comes from the cucumber. Cucumis Sativus is native to South Asia and can now be found on every continent.

Cucumbers are mostly made up of water (95%), and the other 5% is composed of: vitamin C, caffeic acid, fatty acids, amino acids, and other minerals.

Cucumbers have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties.

Vitamin C and Caffeic acid are potent antioxidants that may help with anti-aging. Antioxidants help neutralize free-radical molecules, or unstable molecules that may damage our skin cells and DNA.

Cucumbers contain shikimate dehydrigenase, an enzyme shown to help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. The amino acids help nourish our skin's natural acid mantle. Our acid mantle is formed from the mixing of sebum and sweat. This slightly acidic film acts as a barrier to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.

Unless you have an allergy to cucumbers, it is generally a non-irritating ingredient.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Angelica Gigas Root Extract.

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What it does: Emollient, Skin Protecting, Tonic
Community Rating: Loved

Panax Ginseng Root is a popular herb from Asia. This root contains antioxidants, favonoids, and vitamins B12 and D.

Ginseng Root helps increase skin hydration, even out texture and tone, and helps improve wrinkles.

Ginseng root helps improve blood circulation and oxygen flow. This in turn helps nourish the skin and improve wrinkles. By speeding up circulation, ginseng root can also help drain fluids.

Ginseng root contains both Vitamin D and B12. Both of these vitamins help boost collagen production in your skin. Collagen gives you skin the appearance of looking plump and firm.

Ginseng Root can also aid in decreasing inflammation.

Studies also show ginseng may help with hyperpigmentation. Ginseng disrupts the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme that starts the process of skin darkening.

Historically, people in East Asia have used ginseng as both food and medicine.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

We don't have a description for Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Amber Extract.

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What it does: Antioxidant

Pinus Densiflora Extract is an antioxidant.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hydrolyzed Coral.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Tremella Fuciformis Extract comes from the tremella fuciformis mushroom, also known as snow mushroom or white jelly mushroom.

The snow mushroom has moisturizing and antioxidant properties.

Snow mushroom is rich in polysaccharides, giving it moisturizing benefits. As a humectant, snow mushroom helps draw moisture from the air to the skin. Polysaccharides are able to mimic our skin's natural carbohydrates to help the skin retain water.

Snow mushroom has been shown to help with anti-aging due to its antioxidants. Snow mushroom increases the presence of superoxide dismutase in our brain and liver. Superoxide is a by-product of oxygen metabolism. It left unregulated, superoxide causes cell damage. Thus, superoxide dismutase acts as an antioxidant to protect our living cells.

Another study from 2016 showed snow mushroom extract blocks the skin from creating melanin when exposed to UVB. Thus, it may help protect against the signs of aging from sun exposure. However, more studies are needed to confirm this. Another study from 2021 found snow mushroom to protect against UVA damage as well.

This white mushroom is native to Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Thailand. It is a common ingredient in traditional Chinese cuisine and medicine.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Protecting

Sarcodon Aspratus Extract is an antioxidant.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ledebouriella Seseloides Root Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Citrus Junos Fruit Extract comes from the Citrus Junos tree, or the Yuzu plant.

Yuzu has many skin benefits. It contains antioxidants and a variety of Vitamins. The vitamins found in yuzu include: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.

Vitamins C and A also provide plenty of skin benefits such as boosting collagen production and helping to reduce the signs of aging.

For those with allergies, Yuzu does contain limonene and linalool. Both these compounds may cause skin sensitivity. If you have concerns, we recommend speaking with a professional.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract is an antioxidant.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
Community Rating: Loved

Oryza Sativa Bran Extract comes from the outer layer of a rice kernel. It is a byproduct of milling rice, or the operation to produce a whole grain rice product.

Oryza Sativa Bran Extract is moisturizing. This is due to its components of polysaccharides and omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

Oryza Sativa Bran Extract contains numerous antioxidants such as ferulic acid. Antioxidants help fight free-radical molecules. Free-radical molecules are capable of damaging our cells and other genetic material.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Extract.

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What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract comes from the seabuckthorn plant.

The seabuckthorn plant contains carotenoids, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, Vitamin C, linoleic acid, and vitamin E.

The composition (and benefits) of the extract will depend on which part of the plant it comes from.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Angelica Dahurica Root Extract.

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What it does: Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Angelica Archangelica Root Extract is a fragrance.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Uncaria Tomentosa Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

Lilium Tigrinum Extract comes from the Lily flower native to east Asia. It is more commonly known as "Tiger Lily".

Tiger Lily contains carotenoids, an antioxidant. Carotenoids give plants a distinct orange/yellow/red colors.

Studies show Tiger Lily has anti-inflammation properties.

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What it does: Masking, Refreshing, Tonic

We don't have a description for Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

We don't have a description for Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cnidium Officinale Root Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Atractylodes Japonica Rhizome Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Salicornia Herbacea Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract.

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What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.

You may know Aloe to be a good sunburn reliever and inflammation reducer. This is because it contains many components that are known to help reduce irritation and itchiness. These include vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides, and more. The high water content of aloe also helps give a cooling effect.

Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

The aloe plant is naturally abundant in polysaccharides, a carbohydrate made of sugar molecules. Polysaccharides help hydrate your skin by mimicking your skin's natural carbohydrates.

As it is easily absorbed by the skin, aloe is a great moisturizer. It is both a humectant and emollient. Emollients help trap moisture in your skin, keeping your skin soft. Humectants draw water from the air to your skin.

Other components of aloe include sugars such as monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.

Aloe does not protect against UV rays, despite it soothing sunburns.

There are over 420 species of aloe but Aloe Barbadensis is the most commonly used for topical products.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract comes from the cactus known as Prickly Pear. Prickly Pear extract has soothing and antioxidant properties.

The flavonoids in prickly pear help reduce inflammation. Prickly pear is also rich in polyphenols, a potent antioxidant.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Swiftlet Nest Extract.

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What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract comes from the meat of the coconut fruit. It is an emollient and skin conditioner with antioxidant properties.

Coconut fruit is naturally rich in amino acids, sugars, and nutrients including Vitamin C and small amounts of vitamin B. Malic acid can also be found in coconut fruit extract.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Honey Extract.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract.

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What it does: Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract is a fragrance.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Agaricus Blazei Extract.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

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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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

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

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What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

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.

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What it does: Preservative
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

It's often used in formulations along with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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What it does: Masking, Perfuming
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. Parfum, or fragrance, 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. One example is Calendula flower extract. Essential oil ingredients still impart a scent or 'fragrance'.

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

Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.

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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