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WHAT'S IN IT: Beconase Hayfever Relief for adults

Beconase hayfever nasal spray

WE REVEAL the ingredients in everyday products. This week: Beconase Hayfever Relief for adults

BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE: This is a ‘synthetic' corticosteroid, a version of a hormone released by the body involved in the inflammatory response — it helps reduce swelling in the nose.

MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE: Extracted from wood pulp, this is used to thicken products and is found in everything from cheese to evaporated milk. It helps give the nasal spray a consistent texture and binds the ingredients.

POLYSORBATE 80: This chemical helps the various liquids in the nasal spray mix together and also helps to clear the nasal passages.

PHENYLETHYL ALCOHOL: This is a type of alcohol that has antimicrobial properties, so prevents bugs growing in the product. It also has a naturally soft floral odour.

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