An emollient ester with a rich and creamy but non-greasy skin feel . It makes skin supple and protects dry skin.
This means that our molecule is part water- and part oil-loving, so it not only works as a thickener but also as an emulsion stabilizer . It is very common in gel-type formulas that also contain an oil-phase as well as in cleansers as it also works with most cleansing agents (unlike a lot of other thickeners).
Why I love it so much.
But let’s assume a bad combination of ingredients were used and the nitrosamines formed. :( Even in that case you are probably fine because as far as we know it cannot penetrate the skin.
Btw, Xanthan gum is all natural, a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation. It’s approved by Ecocert and also used in the food industry (E415).
Eperua Falcata Bark Extract , Salicylic Acid & Capryloyl Salicylic Acid are there to reduce impurities and reduce the look of imperfections by being anti inflammatories. Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) a chemical exfoliator and Capryloyl Salicylic Acid is a lipophilic hydroxy acid (LHA) that is a derivative of salicylic acid. It enhances the effects of salicylic acid and while this probably isn’t at the right level to exfoliate, it still can work as an anti inflammatory.
Ci 19140 or Tartrazine is a super common colorant in skincare, makeup, medicine & food. It’s a synthetic lemon yellow that's used alone or mixed with other colors for special shades.
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