Inactive Ingredient Good Occlusive-opacifying agent No known benefits Inactive Ingredient at a glance Provides support for active ingredients in a skin care formula Plays crucial formulary roles, which may include adjusting the pH, stabilizing the emulsion, etc. May deliver hydration, antioxidant power, exfoliating abilities, skin-softening, etc. Listed after the active ingredient(s) in alphabetical or descending order Inactive Ingredient description The list of inactive ingredients is the part of an over-the-counter Drug Facts label required by regulatory agencies in the United States on such products as sunscreens and anti-blemish products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Inactive ingredients must be listed alphabetically or can be listed in descending order of concentration. “Inactive” does not mean the ingredients don’t have any effect; rather, it simply means they do not have regulatory status as active ingredients. On OTC drug products, inactive ingredient labeling must follow regulatory guidelines set forth in the official International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary.