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Product score: 07

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No7 Face & Neck Multi Action Serum

No7 Face & Neck Multi Action Serum

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Boots

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
T-BUTYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, solvent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antistatic, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosity increasingagent - nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, hair fixing, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Appeared as: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antifoaming, emollient, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM HYDROXYMETHIONINE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
3-AMINOPROPANE SULFONIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hydrotrope, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SOPHORA ANGUSTIFOLIA ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, emulsion stabilizer, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, hair conditioning, skin protecting, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL-DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS ALBA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE AP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 6 II
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CHOLESTEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE EOP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 1
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER), DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, GLUCONOLACTONE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 20, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, XANTHAN GUM, DIMETHICONOL, HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS EXTRACT, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SODIUM HYALURONATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SORBITAN LAURATE, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CARBOMER, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT, CALCIUM HYDROXYMETHIONINE, 3-AMINOPROPANE SULFONIC ACID, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, T -BUTYL ALCOHOL, SOPHORA ANGUSTIFOLIA ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, CERAMIDE 3, MORUS ALBA LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CERAMIDE 6 II, CHOLESTEROL, TOCOPHEROL, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, CERAMIDE 1.

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