Obagi C-Effectives

The ingredients below are listed in descending order of quantity, as listed on the label. All definitions are from A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, by Ruth Winter, M.S.

Ingredients are as follows:

Ethoxydiglycol - A liquid solvent prepared from ethylene oxide, a petroleum product. It is used as a solvent and thinner in nail enamels. Absorbs water. More toxic orally in animals than polyethylene glycol. No specific human data is available. It is nonirritating and nonpenetrating when applied to human skin.

Propylene glycol - One of the most widely used cosmetic ingredients, it is a clear, colorless, viscous liquid, slightly bitter tasting. It is the most common moisture-carrying vehicle, other than water itself, in cosmetics. It has better permeation through the skin than glycerin and is less expensive, although it has been linked to more sensitivity reactions. Absorbs moisture, acts as solvent and a wetting ingredient. Used in liquid makeup, foundation makeup, foundation creams, mascaras, spray deodorants, hair straighteners, liquid powders, preshave lotions, after-shave lotions, baby lotions, cold creams, emollients, antiperspirants, lipsticks, mouthwashes, stick perfumes and suntan lotions. Its use is being reduced, and is being replaced by safer glycols such as butylene and polyethylene glycol. In 1992, the FDA proposed a ban on propylene glycol in louse-killing (lice are wingless insects that are parasitic on plants and animals; on warm-blooded animals, they attack on the body or in the hair) products because it has not been shown to be safe and effective for its stated claims. The CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) Expert Panel says that, based on available data, it is safe as a cosmetic ingredient in concentrations up to 50 percent.

Citrus Grandis - Grapefruit

Water

10% L-Ascorbic Acid

Grapefruit Extract

Fragrance - any natural or synthetic substance or substances used solely to impart an odor to a cosmetic product.

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