B.F. Ascher Co., Inc. - Ayr Saline Nasal Gel Sinus Spray

B.F. Ascher Co., Inc. Ayr Saline Nasal Gel Sinus Spray

  • Moisturizing
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
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"Relief for Dry Sinuses Moisturizing relief for dry sinus passages."
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycine soja oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps create thicker product formulations
6.5% - 9.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
3.4% - 5.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.9%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
2% - 3%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
1.4% - 2.1%
1.3% - 1.9%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.85% - 1.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.45% - 1.05%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent (detergent). Also used as a preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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