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What are hydrocolloids?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hydrocolloids are substances found in moisturizers, such as colloidal oatmeal, which create a barrier to prevent water loss from the skin. Hydrocolloids are often used in conjunction with other moisturizing ingredients.

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