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Ingredient
Anti-Acne, 

Benzoyl Peroxide

Best

Considered the most effective over-the-counter choice for a topical antibacterial agent in the treatment of acne.

Preservative, 

Chlorphenesin

Good

Type of alcohol used as a preservative in cosmetics.

Preservative,  Moisturizer,  Miscellaneous, 

Ethylhexylglycerin

Good

A synthetic skin-softening agent also used as a preservative, a carrier, or suspending agent for other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol.

Cleansing Agent,  Sensitizing,  Ph Adjusters, 

Sodium Hydroxide

Average

Also known as lye, sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to establish and hold the pH of a product.

Solvent,  Miscellaneous, 

Water

Good

Most widely used cosmetic ingredient; water is almost always listed first on an ingredient label because it is usually the ingredient with the highest concentration in the formula. Despite claims of skinŠ—Ès need for hydration and claims regarding special types of water, it turns out that water may not be an important ingredient for skin. Only a 10% concentration of water in the outer layer of skin is necessary for softness and pliability in this part of the epidermis. Studies that have compared the water content of dry skin with that of normal or oily skin do not find a statistically significant difference in moisture levels between them.

Viscosity Control, 

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

2.5% benzoyl peroxide

Oil-free

Non-comoedogenic (won't clog pores)

Allergic ingredients not found