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ALCOHOL: HOW AN INACTIVE INGREDIENT DELIVERS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Even though alcohol is an inactive ingredient, it plays 2 very important roles that contribute to the effectiveness of LISTERINE® Antiseptic mouthwashes:
- Alcohol acts as a solvent to help solubilize the ingredients
- Alcohol also acts as a vehicle for delivering the active ingredients. Alcohol enables the 4 ESSENTIAL Oils to penetrate the plaque biofilm or bacterial communities
- The active ingredients, the 4 ESSENTIAL Oils, are integral to reducing plaque and gingivitis
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