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Vanicream Ingredients & Functions

Our products begin with a careful selection of effective, gentle ingredients suitable for those with sensitive skin. Below is an alphabetical listing of our product ingredients and their functions. This comprehensive list includes all of the ingredients found in our products; however, not every product will contain all of these ingredients. The function defines the role an ingredient has within our product and applies only to our specific formulations.

Ingredient Function
1,2-hexanediol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant. Solvent. Inhibits microbial growth in the product.
acrylates copolymer Viscosity adjuster. Hair fixative.
acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer Viscosity adjuster. Hair fixative.
acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer Hair fixative.
alkyl aryl polyether alcohol Surfactant - emulsifying.
allantoin Skin conditioner - humectant.
aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex gly Antiperspirant.
aminomethyl propanol pH adjuster for the product.
arginine pH adjuster for the product. Skin and hair conditioner - humectant.
behenyl alcohol Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Viscosity adjuster. Emulsion stabilizer.
BHT Antioxidant for the product.
bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane   Skin conditioner - humectant. Surfactant - foam booster.
butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer Viscosity adjuster. Film former.
butyloctyl salicylate Skin conditioner - emollient.
C12-15 alkyl benzoate Skin conditioner - emollient.
C30-45 alkyl methicone Viscosity adjuster. Skin conditioner - occlusive.
C30-45 olefin Skin conditioner - occlusive. Film former.
caprylic/capric triglyceride  Skin conditioner - occlusive.
caprylyl glycol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant. Inhibits microbial growth in the product.
carnosine Skin conditioner - humectant. Antioxidant and chelator for the product.
ceramide AP Skin conditioner.
ceramide AS Skin conditioner.
ceramide EOP Skin conditioner.
ceramide NG Skin conditioner.
ceramide NP Skin conditioner.
ceteareth-20 Surfactant - emulsifying.
cetearyl alcohol Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Viscosity adjuster. Emulsion stabilizer.
cetyl alcohol Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Viscosity adjuster. Emulsion stabilizer.
cetyl palmitate Skin conditioner - occlusive.
citric acid pH adjuster for the product.
coco-glucoside Surfactant - cleansing.
coconut acid Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Viscosity adjuster. Emulsion stabilizer.
cottonseed oil Skin conditioner - occlusive.
cyclopentasiloxane Skin conditioner - emollient. 
dimethicone Skin conditioner - occlusive.
dimethiconol/propylsilsesquioxane/silicate crosspolymer Skin conditioner - emollient. Film former.
disodium cocoyl glutamate Surfactant - cleansing.
disodium EDTA Chelator for the product. Enhances product stability.
distearoylethyl dimonium chloride Hair conditioner - antistatic. Surfactant - emulsifying. 
ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer Viscosity adjuster. Film former.
glycerin Skin and hair conditioner - humectant.
glyceryl behenate Skin conditioner - emollient. Surfactant - emulsifying.
glyceryl dibehenate Skin conditioner - emollient.
glyceryl stearate Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Surfactant - emulsifying.
hyaluronic acid Skin conditioner - humectant.
hydrocortisone acetate Anti-itch.
hydrogenated castor oil Viscosity adjuster. Skin conditioner - occlusive.
hydrogenated lecithin Skin conditioner - emollient.
hydrogenated poly(C6-14 olefin) Skin conditioner - occlusive.
hydrogenated polydecene Skin and hair conditioner - emollient.
hydrogenated polyisobutene Skin conditioner - emollient.
isodecyl salicylate Skin conditioner - emollient.
isononyl isononanoate Skin conditioner - emollient.
isopropyl isostearate Skin conditioner - emollient.
isopropyl titanium triisostearate Particle surface modifier.
lauryl glucoside Surfactant - cleansing.
lecithin Skin conditioner - emollient.
mica Pearlescent. 
microcrystalline wax Viscosity adjuster. Film former.
neopentyl glycol diheptanoate Skin conditioner - emollient.
panthenol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant.
paraffin Skin conditioner - occlusive. Viscosity adjuster.
PEG-12 dimethicone  Skin and hair conditioner - humectant and emollient.
PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate Viscosity adjuster.
PEG-14 Skin conditioner - humectant. Solvent.
PEG-20 Skin conditioner - humectant. Solvent.
PEG-30 stearate Surfactant - emulsifying.
PEG-33 Skin conditioner - humectant. Solvent.
PEG-45 palm kernel glycerides Skin and hair conditioner - humectant and emollient.
PEG-8 dimethicone Skin and hair conditioner - humectant and emollient
pentylene glycol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant. Solvent. Enhances microbiological product stability.
petrolatum Skin conditioner - occlusive.
phenyl trimethicone Skin conditioner - occlusive.
phytantriol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant. 
phytosterols Skin conditioner - emollient.
polyacrylate crosspolymer-11 Viscosity adjuster.
polyester-7 Film former.
polyethylene Viscosity adjuster. Film former.
polyglyceryl-2 stearate Surfactant - emulsifying. Skin conditioner - emollient. 
polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate Surfactant - emulsifying. 
polyhydroxystearic acid Suspending agent.
polyurethane-1 Film former. Hair fixative.
potassium sorbate Inhibits microbial growth in the product. 
propanediol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant. Solvent. Enhances microbiological product stability.
propylene glycol Skin and hair conditioner - humectant. Solvent. Enhances microbiological product stability.
purified water Solvent. 
pyrithione zinc Anti-dandruff. Anti-seborrheic dermatitis.
SD alcohol 40-B Solvent. 
silica Viscosity adjuster. Absorbant. Antifoaming agent for the product.
silica dimethyl silylate Visosity adjuster.
silica silylate Visosity adjuster.
simethicone Skin conditioner. Antifoaming agent for the product.
sodium chloride Visosity adjuster.
sodium cocoyl glutamate Surfactant - cleansing.
sodium cocoyl glycinate Surfactant - cleansing. 
sodium cocoyl iesthionate Surfactant - cleansing.
sodium hydroxide pH adjuster for the product.
sodium isethionate Surfactant - cleansing.
sodium laurate Surfactant - cleansing and emulsifying.
sodium lauroamphoacetate Surfactant - cleansing.
sodium lauroyl sarcosinate Surfactant - cleansing. 
sodium polyacrylate Viscosity adjuster.
sodium stearate Surfactant - cleansing and emulsifying. Viscosity adjuster.
sorbic acid pH adjuster for the product. Inhibits microbial growth in the product.
sorbitol Skin conditioner - humectant.
squalane Skin conditioner - occlusive.
stearic acid Surfactant - emulsifying.
stearyl alcohol Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Viscosity adjuster. Emulsion stabilizer.
sucrose cocoate Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Surfactant - emulsifying.
sucrose stearate Skin and hair conditioner - emollient. Surfactant - emulsifying.
tetrasodium EDTA Chelator for the product. Enhances product stability.
titanium dioxide Sunscreen. Opacifier.
tribehenin Skin conditioner - occlusive.
tridecyl salicylate Skin conditioner - emollient.
triethoxycaprylylsilane Particle surface modifier.
triethyl citrate Deodorant agent. Skin conditioner.
undecylenoyl glycine Deodorant agent. Skin conditioner.
VP/VA copolymer Hair fixative.
water Solvent.
zinc oxide Sunscreen.    
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