Zinc Oxide Zinc oxide is a mineral ingredient that can have multiple roles, including as a colorant and soothing agent, depending upon the finished product. Additionally, zinc oxide has been reported to help soothe dry, irritated skin.
Glycerin is a skin conditioning humectant ingredient. Humectants, like glycerin, moisturize the skin by attracting water from other sources, primarily from deeper within the skin in order to hydrate the outer skin layers. By doing this, glycerin helps the skin maintain adequate moisture so the skin retains a soft and smooth appearance. Glycerin has also been reported to maintain a normal skin barrier function.
Epilobium angustifolium (Willowherb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract An extract from the plant more commonly known as willowherb, Epilobium angustifolium contains natural phenolic compounds like tannins and flavonoids, as well as the powerful antioxidant "oenothein B". These plant compounds have antioxidant and other natural properties that help to soothe and condition the skin, thereby helping to keep the skin looking and feeling smooth and soft.
Panthenol is an analog to vitamin B5 and can be converted to vitamin B5 in the skin. In cosmetics, it is classified as an emollient skin conditioning agent and, as such, it acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. Panthenol has been reported to have soothing properties and to help maintain the skin’s natural barrier functions, helping to keep the skin hydrated.
Allantoin has anti-irritant properties, which help to protect and soothe your skin, leaving it feeling softer and smoother.
Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice Enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and plant compounds in aloe vera help keep the skin moisturized. Additionally, aloe vera helps soothe and rejuvenate the skin, leaving it looking smooth and firm. Aloe vera also contains natural plant antioxidant compounds.