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Which ingredients in skin care products should I look for?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Where there are hundreds of possible skin care ingredients, many with fancy names and expensive price tags, but there is little or no science to most of them. The list of ingredients that have solid scientific backing and really can make a difference in the skin is small. They include these:
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin B3 (niacin - or nicotinamide)
  • vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • vitamin E
  • alpha-hydroxyacids
  • ubiquinone (small-molecule antioxidant)
  • ferulic acid (small-molecule antioxidant)
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