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A 37-year-old member asked:

in what way can a moisturizer have hazardous materials?

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Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 41 years experience
Allergic ingredients: Some people are allergic to some ingredients in moisturizers, especially quaternium 15, parabens, and vitamin E.

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Do cosmetic products, for example moisturizers, contain dangerous chemicals? If so, what kind of moisturizer should one use, if any? What to avoid?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Controversial: There's many chemicals in our products, & though fda approved them in small doses, we are using them daily, large amounts, & in combinations, so the toxic effects are cumulative. Website about this info is ewg.Org/skindeep. The short list: avoid parabens, pthalates, sulfates, bha&bht, & sodium lauryl sulfate. You need a moisturizer that's suitable for your skin's needs. I like organicjojobaoil.
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
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There are many product lines that avoid the chemicals listed above, one of the one's I like is Eminence. Once you determine what kind of skin you have, match a moisturizer to suit your needs.
Jan 31, 2012
A 39-year-old member asked:

After shaving can I use a regular moisturizer or is it only after-shave?

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Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 36 years experience
Yes: A regular moisturizing cream or lotion is fine to use after shaving instead of a specialized after-shave product.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective moisturizer?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
MOISTURIZERS: WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU MAY BE BAD FOR SOMEONE ELSE. NEW ONES SHOW UP ALL THE TIME. THE LATEST ONE IS CALLED HYDRO-BOOST. OVER-THE-COUNTER. (I HAVE NO FINANCIAL IN THIS!)
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about drugstore moisturizer that deals with anti aging?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Quite a bit.: There are lots of drugstore moisturizer that claim superiority over each other and can be quite pricey such as Oil of Olay, Clinique,CeraVe but there are others like TrueScience and Nerium that are not sold over the counter that claim antiaging properties. What is important is the preventative measures such as no smoking, drink lots of water, avoid prolonged exposure to sun without protection .
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A 17-year-old male asked:

How do I choose a proper moisturizer?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Moisturizer : It's really your preference. Most of them are made from similar ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance free, dye free. I like Vaseline Intensive Care Creamy, or The Body Shop 'butters'. Also, I answered your other question, and want to make sure you understand how worried I am.

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