What ingredients should I look for in a skin cream?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

An effective skin cream will contain ingredients that help minimize your skin's water loss. Look for creams with glycerin, silicones, dimethicone and mineral oil. Creams containing synthetic or natural lipids (fat) work to imitate your natural skin and can also be effective.

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