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What are oil-in-water moisturizers?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Oil-in-water moisturizers are those in which water is the dominant carrier. Since these formulations tend to be a lighter consistency, they are generally used for daytime facial moisturizers. They usually have a nonglossy look, and incorporate mineral oils, propylene glycol, and water in varying proportions to make their base.

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