SKIN MOISTURIZING PRODUCTS

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Salicylic Acid Lotion

If you have acne, psoriasis, warts or calluses, a salicylic acid lotion may help treat your condition. But how do these lotions work, and how often should you use them?

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  • 5 Exotic Ingredients Found in Moisturizers

    5 Exotic Ingredients Found in Moisturizers

    Some people will try anything in search of the perfect moisturizer. How do nightingales, snakes and pearls contribute exotic ingredients to moisturizer products? See more »

  • Anti-aging Moisturizers

    Anti-aging Moisturizers

    With damage from the sun's rays, irritation from shaving and drying soaps, there are a lot of things that contribute to aging skin. How can anti-aging moisturizers reduce the appearance of tired skin? See more »

  • Are creams and lotions different?

    Are creams and lotions different?

    You might not think there's a difference between creams and lotions. But if you look closely, there are things that separate the two. What does viscosity have to do with it? See more »

  • Are cucumbers a natural moisturizer for eyes?

    Are cucumbers a natural moisturizer for eyes?

    It's a common image in sitcoms and films -- someone relaxing in a lawn chair or settling into bed with facial cream and two cucumber slices around the eyes. Can cucumbers actually moisturize your skin, or are you simply wasting good salad material? See more »

  • Are some beauty creams toxic?

    Are some beauty creams toxic?

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the average person uses seven different cosmetic products on a daily basis. Are beauty creams safe to use, or do they contain ingredients that might cause harm? See more »

  • Can petroleum jelly be used as a moisturizer?

    Can petroleum jelly be used as a moisturizer?

    Some moisturizers cost hundreds of dollars. These products promise to erase lines, wrinkles and dark spots. But can a trusty tub of petroleum jelly do the same thing? See more »

  • Can tea bags moisturize the skin under my eyes?

    Can tea bags moisturize the skin under my eyes?

    A morning cup of tea can wake you up in the morning, but can it take away those tired, red circles around your eyes? Can caffeine really moisturize your skin? See more »

  • Can you use oil-based moisturizer on oily skin?

    Can you use oil-based moisturizer on oily skin?

    That slick stuff is actually doing its best to help your hair and skin. Is this a case of the more oil, the merrier? Or should shiny, happy people shun oil-based moisturizers? See more »

  • Glycolic Acid Lotion

    Glycolic Acid Lotion

    Glycolic acid is often used in chemical peels to rejuvenate your skin, but some over-the-counter lotions include it in small concentrations for everyday use. But will they get you the same kind of results? See more »

  • How are moisturizers evaluated?

    How are moisturizers evaluated?

    Just a couple generations ago, moisturizers were created to simply moisturize. Today's moisturizers claim to do so much more including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and providing sun protection. But how are these über products evaluated? See more »

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