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Why does my moisturizer contain lanolin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Lanolin is a natural oil. It is a common component of moisturizers and lotions for preventing or treating dry skin. Watch the animation to learn more about dry skin.


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