Advertisement

Where have I encountered humectants?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you have used a body cleanser with glycerin, urea or sodium lactate, you have used a humectant.

Continue Learning about Moisturizer Ingredients

What are the common humectants found in moisturizers?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cosmetic manufacturers use a variety of humectants to make moisturizers. A humectant is a substa...
More Answers
How do occlusives moisturize?
RealAgeRealAge
Heavier ingredients like silicones, mineral oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, dimethicone, petroleum, and ...
More Answers
What skin moisturizer ingredients can help keep my skin healthy?
Ben KaminskyBen Kaminsky
Normal skin still needs special attention to ensure that it remains balanced. It is important to...
More Answers
How are oily skin moisturizers unique?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Moisturizers for oily skin are generally oil-free or contain very limited, light oils. They usually ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.