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What is the natural moisturizing factor (NMF)?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

NMF is skin's own self moisturizing tool. It's made up of a mixture of watersoluble compounds such as amino acids which bind to water and hold onto it. The skin cells that make up the outermost layer of the epidermis, known as the stratum corneum, produce and contain NMF as a way to hydrate the surface layer.

 

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