INGREDIENTS: Distilled water, aloe vera, glycolic acid, hydroxyethyl acrylate (and) sodium acryloldimethyl (and) taurate copolymer, rosehip seed oil, camellia seed oil, cucumber extract, ceramide NP (and) ceramide AP (and) ceramide EOP (and) phytosphingosine (and) cholesterol (and) sodium lauroyl lactylate; comfrey extract, tocopherol, lactobacillus ferment, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
Aloe vera: Aloe vera has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, hydrating, and antioxidant activity with regards to skin. In this formula, it is present as both a moisturizing agent and an anti-inflammatory active.
Glycolic Acid: Water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) chemical exfoliant.
Hydroxyethyl acrylate / sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer: This ingredient is the gelling agent for the serum. It is a Hydro-Swelling Droplet (HSD) form of emulsifier, and is used for cold emulsions, in which no ingredients are heated during the formulation of the product.
Rosehip oil: Rosehip seed oil has loads of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, so it is very anti-inflammatory. In this formula, it is present as an emollient and anti-inflammatory active.
Camellia seed oil: Camellia seed oil is a fast-absorbing oil with antioxidant activity. It is present in this formula as an emollient.
Cucumber Extract: Anti-inflammatory extract that hydrates, softens, and cools skin.
Ceramide NP (and) ceramide AP (and) ceramide EOP (and) phytosphingosine (and) cholesterol (and) sodium lauroyl lactylate: Complex of ceramides that work together to restore barrier function and moisturize skin
Comfrey Extract: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredient.
Tocopherol: Tocopherol is Vitamin E, and acts as a preservative in this formula, preventing the oxidation of the oils in the product and increasing the shelf life.
Lactobacillus ferment: This ingredient is a preservative, and is responsible for preventing the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast, etc.
Phenoxyethanol: This ingredient is a preservative, and is responsible for preventing the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast, etc.
Fragrance: This is the scent that is added to the product. Fragrance oil manufacturers are not required by law to disclose what compounds are in their fragrance oils. However, some will tell you what is NOT in their fragrance oils, and I base my fragrance oil purchases on this information. I make sure my fragrance oils are free of phthalates and known carcinogens. Because fragrance may be a source of irritation in a product formula, I offer all my products fragrance free as well as scented.