Water, Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Arbutin, Glycerin, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Cistus Ladaniferus Extract, Coix Lacryma Jobi Mayuen Seed Extract (Job’s Tears), Licorice extract, Sasa Veitchii Extract, Butyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Diglycerin, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Stearate, Soybean Sterol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isohexadecane, PEG 2 Stearate, PEG 400, PEG 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Acrylate Acryoldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Squalane, Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Caramel, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).
Don’t tell me that this is a “traditional” or “family” recipe.
Still, it could be good. But no, alcohol is the second ingredient, indicating a high concentration and that this product will dry and irritate the skin. Arbutin is likely to be present at an effective concentration but look at the other botanical extracts as “label value”.
Whatever the advertising may say, this is a very “occidental” formulation (Sodium Acrylate Acryoldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, isohexadecane, PEG 2 Stearate, PEG 400, PEG 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80).