Esoterica (medication)

Esoterica is an over-the-counter topical ointment applied to the skin for the purpose of lightening freckles, age spots, chloasma, melasma, and other skin discolorations due to a benign localized increase in the production of melanin. Esoterica may have other appropriate medical uses as determined by a physician.

Active and inactive ingredients

The active ingredients of Esoterica are:
* Hydroquinone (2.0%), Octyl Dimethyl PABA (3.3%), and Benzophenone 3 (2.5%);

The inactive ingredients are:
* Water, Glyceryl Monostearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Light Mineral Oil, PEG 6 32 Stearate, Poloxamer 188, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 20, Laureth 23, Allantoin Ascorbate, Sodium Bisulfite, Steareth 10, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, and BHA.

ee also

*Dermatology
*Hydroquinone
*Skin whitening

External links

* [http://www.drugs.com/mtm/esoterica.html Esoterica described at Drugs.com]
* [http://www.drugs.com/cdi/esoterica-cream.html Esoterica cream described at Drugs.com]
* [http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=16891&catid=151&brand=8208&trx=PLST-0-BRAND&trxp1=151&trxp2=16891&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-BRAND Active and inactive ingredients listed at Drugstore.com]


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