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Do moisturizers that absorb faster work better?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

A common myth is that moisturizers that are absorbed faster are better for your skin. Moisturizer performance is based on the types of ingredients used in the formulation. Three important ingredients in a moisturizer are humectants, occlusives and emollients. Together, their properties keep the skin hydrated and healthy by holding onto water, reducing evaporation, and sealing in moisture.

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