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What is an oil-free skin care product?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Oil-free skin care products are those that do not contain any type of oil. A dermatologist may recommend that you avoid oil-based skin care products, depending on your skin type. For instance, using a skin care product that contains oil may cause a breakout if you are prone to acne. Ask your dermatologist to recommend the right skin care products for you.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

The product should contain no palm, coconut, olive, or plant oils, lanolin, or mineral oil. But it might include a thickening ingredient, such as isopropyl palmitate, that has a similar emollient effect (aka greasy feel) on the skin.

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