A 40-year-old member asked:
Is there any natural alternative to vaseline for moisturization?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Brock Ridenour answered
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: The cells at the surface of the skin contain 3 essential lipids - cholesterol, ceramides and free fatty acids. These lipids form a barrier and help to protect us from dehydration and external dangers. A natural moisturizer, that is similar to cholesterol is squalene. Squalane is a saturated form of squalene that is used as a natural moisturizer and carries little risk of sensitivity or irritation, .
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
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