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Are expensive moisturizers more effective for dry skin?

A moisturizer doesn't have to be costly to work. When looking for an affordable moisturizer, consider the most important factor: the ingredients. Ingredients that help the skin hold moisture or seal it in include hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, urea, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil and petrolatum. The best time to moisturize your skin is immediately after a shower or bath.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
An unscented moisturizer or lotion containing lanolin is one of the most effective and also least expensive ways to treat dry skin. Watch the animation to learn more about dry skin.


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