FOUR ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential Oils are at the core of our formulation and are inspired by plants known for some pretty epic stuff – such as disinfecting abilities and antimicrobial qualities

  1. 01

    Thymol

    Similar to the oil from the thyme plant.

  2. 02

    Eucalyptol

    Extracted from Eucalyptus.

  3. 03

    Menthol

    A minty oil, similar to extract of a mint leaf.

  4. 04

    Methyl Salicylate

    Inspired by wintergreen.

COMMONLY USED INGREDIENTS

In addition to our four Essential Oils, LISTERINE® includes other hard-working, swishalicious ingredients.

  1. 01

    Water

    The base of our products

  2. 02

    Alcohol

    Helps to dissolve the oils in some of our mouthwashes

  3. 03

    Sorbitol

    Provides hydration and sweetness to enhance the flavor
  4. 04

    Sucralose

    Provides sweetness to enhance the flavor

  5. 05

    Sodium Benozate

    Adjust the pH of the product

  6. 06

    Benzoic Acid

    Prevents microbial growth and helps adjust pH in the product

  7. 07

    Sodium Saccharin

    Provides sweetness to enhance the flavor

  8. 08

    Poloxamer 407

    Helps mix the oils and water and helps remove food particles

LET’S TALK ABOUT ALCOHOL

Alcohol carefully disperses our essential oils to cut through biofilm. It also provides our famously intense, signature sensation.

But we totally get that alcohol may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So, we also created alcohol-free products that are made using essential oils dispersed in a different way, these products offer people an alternative mouthwash experience – while providing a whole mouth cleanTM.

ALCOHOL
Listerine® Ultra Clean®
Listerine Ultraclean Mouthwash Collection
Listerine® UltraClean®
Mouthwash Collection
For a complete mouth care routine

Fights tartar buildup & kills 99.9% of germs that cause bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis/early gum disease.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Alcohol

Helps to dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Zinc Chloride

Helps prevent Tartar build-up.

Listerine® Total Care®
Listerine Total Care Mouthwash Collection
Listerine® Total Care®
Mouthwash Collection
Tartar control & kills germs

Helps prevent cavities, restores enamel and kills 99.9% of bad breath germs.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Alcohol

Helps to dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Sodium Fluoride

Helps prevent dental cavities.

Listerine® Antiseptic
LISTERINE® Cool Mint Antiseptic Mouthwash
Listerine® Cool Mint®
Mouthwash Collection

Kills 99.9% of germs that cause bad breath, plaque & gingivitis.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Alcohol

Helps to dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

4 Essential Oils

Kills germs that cause plaque & gingivitis.

Mint leaves, farmer, water icons

DID YOU KNOW?

Cool mint Mouthwash flavor oil contains 30% mint that are traceable all the way to their original farmer.

Listerine® Naturals
Listerine® Naturals
Mouthwash Collection
Free of artificial sweeteners & dyes

Kills 99.9% of bad breath germs

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Alcohol

Helps to dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

99% Naturally Derived Formula* (*99% naturally derived using ISO 16128 average cumulative volume, water included).

Kills germs that cause bad breath.

Listerine® Gum Therapy
LISTERINE® Gum Therapy Antiseptic Mouthwash
Listerine® Gum Therapy
Mouthwash
Tartar control & kills germs

For 4x healthier gums in 3 weeks*

(*vs. brushing alone)

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Alcohol

Helps to dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Zinc Chloride

Helps prevent Tartar build-up.

4 Essential Oils

Kills germs that cause plaque & gingivitis.

Listerine® Whitening
Listerine Healthy White Mouthwash Collection
Listerine® Healthy White®
Mouthwash Collection
For a whiter smile

Whitens teeth & rebuilds enamel 2x more than brushing alone.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Alcohol

Helps to dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Sodium Fluoride

Helps prevent dental cavities.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Reduces teeth staining.

NON-ALCOHOL
Listerine® Ultra Clean® Zero
LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® ARCTIC MINT® Zero Alcohol Tartar Control Mouthwash Image
Listerine® UltraClean® Zero Alcohol
Mouthwash
Tartar control & kills germs

Fights tartar & kills 99% of bad breath germs with a less intense taste.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Propylene Glycol

Helps dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Zinc Chloride

Helps prevent Tartar build-up.

Listerine® Total Care® Zero
LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE ZERO FRESH MINT Anticavity Mouthwash Image
Listerine® Total Care® Zero Alcohol
Mouthwash
For a complete mouth care routine

Helps prevent cavities & restores enamel with a less intense taste.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Propylene Glycol

Helps dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Sodium Fluoride

Helps prevent dental cavities.

Listerine® Zero
Listerine® Zero Alcohol
Mouthwash Collection

Kills 99% of bad breath germs

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Propylene Glycol

Helps dissolve the oils in our mouthwash.

Kills 99% of bad breath germs.

Mint leaves, farmer, water icons

DID YOU KNOW?

Cool mint Mouthwash flavor oil contains 30% mint that are traceable all the way to their original farmer.

Listerine® Kids
Listerine® Kids
Mouthwash Collection

2x stronger teeth for better cavity protection* (*with brushing, in a lab study)

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Sodium Fluoride

Helps prevent dental cavities.

Listerine® Sensitivity
LISTERINE® Sensitivity Zero Alcohol Mouthwash
Listerine® Sensitivity Zero Alcohol
Mouthwash
Sensitivity Protection

Shields & protects sensitive areas of teeth with Crystal Block technologyTM.

FEATURED INGREDIENTS

Potassium Oxalate

Treats teeth sensitivity.

INSIDE THE FORMULAS

The journey of making LISTERINE begins with…you. Because at the core of our products is a deep understanding of all our loyal “swishers” – from their quirkiest habits to their extreme flavor ideas. We also collaborate with other oral care brainiacs, voraciously consuming those dense medical journals and fielding our own clinical studies to learn even more.

scientist looking at petri dish
Our Ingredients
Ever wonder how LISTERINE® is made?

Art & Science

With your needs in mind, the alpha geeks at the LISTERINE LABS get to work. “New formulations are equal parts art and science,” explains Senior Scientist Victoria Aleles, “where ingredients are the notes, that combine to build the chords and ultimately a brilliant harmony.” Music to our mouths!

The LISTERINE journey next makes a safety stop. Here the team determines how we can get our hands on the highest-quality ingredients, reviews our formulations with toxicologists and aim to exceed the standards set by an alphabet soup of government agencies. It’s all part of our commitment to your health and wellbeing.

The journey ends where it began… with you. Our goal is to give you the most effective possible product with the best possible experience. From flavor to the level of tingle, and from bottle ergonomics to the key features, the entire LISTERINE experience is meant to make your oral care as enjoyable and effective as possible.