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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Apr;17(2):138-144. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12490. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

The science behind skin care: Moisturizers.

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Dermatology Consulting Services, PLLC, High Point, NC, USA.

Abstract

Moisturizers provide functional skin benefits, such as making the skin smooth and soft, increasing skin hydration, and improving skin optical characteristics; however, moisturizers also function as vehicles to deliver ingredients to the skin. These ingredients may be vitamins, botanical antioxidants, peptides, skin-lightening agents, botanical anti-inflammatories, or exfoliants. This discussion covers the science of moisturizers.

KEYWORDS:

active cosmetics; botanicals; moisturizer; serums; skin creams; transepidermal water loss

PMID:
29319217
DOI:
10.1111/jocd.12490
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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