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How to read an ingredient list: La Mer Treatment Lotion

Yes! The famous, non-existent “declustered” water! Why? Because it looks better than just “water”.  Water is a special molecule with special properties, and unless you freeze it you can’t “cluster” it.

What else is in here? Various oils, fragrance ingredients (some of them skin irritants), algae extracts, various salts,

Ceffeine may be a bad idea as an “all over the face” because it will promote degradation of the sub-dermal fat, which we need to keep our face looking the way it looks now.

Fragrance: these are the ingredients that make a product smell expensive. But beware, they are not helping your skin at all: Lime peel extract, Eucalyptus leaf oil, fragrance , limonene , geraniol , linalool , hydroxycitronellal , citronellol , etc. should not be in your skin care products. If you are lucky enough to wear perfume, buy yourself your favorite one. Fragrance should not be a factor when buying skin care except as a reason not to buy it.

In short: Nothing very useful here except for the glycerol. As for algae extracts, they have to contain useful chemicals, like fucoidan. Otherwise, it is like applying to your face(or drinking) spinach juice: nothing useful there.

La Mer Treatment Lotion

Declustered Water , Algae (Seaweed) Extract , Glycerin , Methyl Gluceth-20 , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Yeast Extrac , Sucrose , Sesame Seed Oil , Alfalfa Seed Powder , Sunflower seedcake  (leftover after extracting oil) , Sweet Almond Seed Meal , Eucalyptus Leaf Oil , Sodium Gluconate , Copper Gluconate , Calcium Gluconate , Magnesium Gluconate , Zinc Gluconate , Tocopheryl Succinate , Niacin , Sesame Seed Powder , Lime Peel Extract , Soybean Seed Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Palmaria Palmata Extract , Codium Tomentosum Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Sea Salt , Plankton Extract , Caffeine , Polyquaternium-51 , Lecithin , Butylene Glycol , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein , Tourmaline , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Glycosaminoglycans , Peg-8 , Sodium Hyaluronate , Alcaligenes Polysaccharides , Sodium PCA , Urea , Ppg-5-Ceteth-20 , Jojoba Wax Peg-120 Esters , Polysorbate 20 , Hexylene Glycol , Pentylene Glycol , Potassium Sorbate , Trehalose , Caprylyl Glycol , Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin , Fragrance , Disodium Edta , Limonene , Geraniol , Linalool , Hydroxycitronellal , Citronellol , Phenoxyethanol

If you are looking for useful skin care products that contain good algae extracts (but no non-existent de-clustered water!) look at Skin Actives Sea Kelp Coral.

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