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What ingredients should I look for if I have dry skin?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

If you have a dry skin, you need to look for the following ingredients in your skin care product:

Cleanser:

  • Polysorbate 85 or 60
  • Cocmidopropyl Betaine

Cleanser and Moisturizer:

Emollients such as:

  • Shea or cocoa butter
  • Lanolin
  • Petrolatum
  • Paraffin
  • Beeswax
  • Squalene
  • Coconut, jojoba, sesame, almond, and other plant oils
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Olive oil (oleic acid)
  • Triethylhexanoin

Humectants such as:

  • Glycerin
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium PCA
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Allantoin
  • Urea

Moisturizing additives (in the delivery system):

  • Stearic acid
  • Cetearyl alcohol
  • Caprylic triglyceride
  • Butylene glycol
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