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does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, if acne prone: You are likely to benefit from oil free non comedogenic moisturizers if you are acne prone.
Answered on Jul 27, 2013
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