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What should I look for in an inexpensive moisturizer?

When looking for an inexpensive moisturizer, check for specific ingredients. Moisturizing ingredients that have been proven to keep more moisture in the skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil and petrolatum. Some moisturizers use a combination of ingredients. Avoid products that contain alcohol, as it may increase skin dryness.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
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An unscented moisturizer or lotion containing lanolin, a natural oil, is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to help dry skin. Watch the animation to learn more about helping dry skin.


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