OTC ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Over the counter ingredients include ingredients used to treat Acne, Dandruff, ingredients for antiperspirants and skin protectants.
Acne is an inflammatory skin disease that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne can be treated with vitamin A derivatives, exfoliation and anti-inflammatory agents. Good exfoliating agents include salicylic acid and glycolic acid which peels the top layer of the skin and reduces the build up of old skin cells.
Antiperspirants are known for their sweat and odour control properties. They stop or reduce perspiration and reduces the moist climate for bacteria to thrive in. Typical chemicals used in antiperspirant formulations include Aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminium zirconium compounds.