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How are moisturizers for dry skin unique?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Facial moisturizers for dry skin consist primarily of water, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and higher amounts of petrolatum or lanolin than can be found in creams for oily or normal skin types. This higher concentration of occlusives leads to a greasier feel, and an oilier look when applied to the skin. Body moisturizers for dry skin usually contain a combination of occlusives and humectants, like petrolatum and glycerol.

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