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What are the common humectants found in moisturizers?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

The common humectants (attract water) found in moisturizers are:

  • Glycerin
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Propylene glycol
  • Butylene glycol
  • Sodium PCA
  • Sorbitol
  • Allantoin
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