innisfree Tangerine Brightening & Pore-Refining Cleanser

Tangerine Brightening & Pore-Refining Cleanser
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Overview

innisfree Tangerine Brightening & Pore-Refining Cleanser falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

Ingredients

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
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Ingredients explained

Glycerin
Est. %40
Function
Origin
The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Water
Est. %22
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Stearic Acid
Est. %11
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Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Myristic Acid
Est. %6
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Origin
A common fatty acid found in various vegetable oils, most notably palm and coconut oil. It is a strongly occlusive moisturizing, emollient, and emulsifying ingredient.
Kaolin
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A type of mineral clay milled into a white, very fine powder. It is able to absorb sweat and oil, which then helps to keep the skin matte. The larger particles of kaolin are used in skin scrubs as an abrasive ingredient.
PEG-32
Est. %3
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A synthetic water-loving moisturizer that produces water gels.
Potassium Hydroxide
Est. %2
Function
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A very alkaline ingredient, meaning that it has a high pH. Potassium hydroxide is therefore useful in bringing a low pH in a cosmetic product up to a more neutral, skin-safe level.
Lauric Acid
Est. %1.5
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A fatty acid derived from various vegetable oils such as palm or coconut oil. It helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin and is also used as a cleansing or emulsifying agent. Lauric acid is listed among common comedogenic ingredients by acne.org.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %1
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One of two the most commonly used mineral sunscreens. It can absorb UV light, including UVB – which causes burning, tanning, and even skin cancer. Also used as a colorant, titanium dioxide gives a product a bright white color.
Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
Est. %0.3
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A red colorant also known as red iron oxide. This is an EU-approved colorant used in a wide variety of products.
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Est. %0.3
Function
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Also known as iron (III) oxide, this ingredient is a yellow-colored pigment that can either be derived from minerals or produced synthetically. It adds yellow tones to cosmetic products.
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
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This extract derived from satsuma mandarins mainly contains a fragrant essential oil. It is rich in antioxidant flavonoids, organic acids, and limonoids – promising anti-pigment and anti-wrinkle compounds.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
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A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
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A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
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An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Est. %0.3
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A natural viscosity controlling agent that is commonly used in skin cleansing products to thicken the consistency. It also functions as an emulsion stabilizing agent and binding agent.
Hydroxypropylcellulose
Est. %0.3
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Description is coming soon
Lactic Acid
Est. %0.3
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The most popular AHA in skincare and less irritating than glycolic acid. It can be naturally found in sour milk. It is a humectant moisturizing, pH stabilizing, and gently exfoliating ingredient, able to soften dry, cracked, and peeling skin.
Lactose
Est. %0.3
Function
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Lactose is a sugar consisting of glucose and galactose and is commonly found in milk. It is used as a water-attracting, humectant moisturizing ingredient in skincare products that also absorbs unpleasant odors.
Papain
Est. %0.3
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An enzyme that is obtained from papaya fruits. It acts as a mild exfoliant with skin-softening benefits.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
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The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Polyquaternium-6
Est. %0.3
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Description is coming soon
Shellac
Est. %0.3
Function
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Description is coming soon
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
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A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
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An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
Est. %0.3
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An amino acid-derived surfactant with mild cleansing and strong foaming capabilities.
Stearyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
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A natural fatty alcohol that thickens, stabilizes, and keeps emulsions a bright white color. It has many uses, the main one being as an emulsifier. It also acts as an opacifying agent and emollient.
Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer
Est. %0.3
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Description is coming soon