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Moisturizers are a complex mixture of chemical agents that are specifically designed to make the external layers of your skin softer and more pliable, by increasing the water content and by reducing evaporation built in the. When noticing naturally occurring skin lipids and sterols as also artificial and natural oils, humectants, emollients, and lubricants may also be part of the entire composition of the commercial skin moisturizers. They are usually available as commercial home product for cosmetic and the therapeutic uses, but can and usually are also made at home using ingredients that you can get at any local pharmacy. There are two factors that have to be considered when you are assessing the safety of the moisturizer. One is the safety of all the ingredients, There are databases online like Skin Deep where any interested consumers are able to get information about each individual cosmetic ingredient that is put in the product. Second, the risk of a bacterial contamination, a recent study has discovered that when you put on certain moisturizers they do increase the risk of skin cancer in high-risk mice. To add these animals have been subjected to all UVB radiation in very high doses in a long period of time prior to application of moisturizers. Four popular moisturizers were tested, providing the same result. Nobody knows if the same would apply to humans. A fifth moisturizer, specifically prepared that does not have mineral oil and sodium lauryl sulphate, had no such effect. a group of researchers asked Johnson & Johnson to manufacture this cream for the study, which the pharmaceutical company later patented as their own. Some people are sensitive or allergic to a handful of chemical components, which are able to cause different irritation, rashes, and other allergic reactions. As with a lot of skin-care products, there might be a risk of moisturizers being contaminated with the bacteria that can cause disease. In some people that have oily skin, some skin moisturizers can still be of some use after the activities causing skin dryness, just like other skin care products and washing.

There are many companies that are in this year’s lineup for the best moisturizers review of 2011. Olay regenerist put out an awesome moisturizer with lotion, aveeno comes out with a moisturizer that blows other out of the water and Clinique and philosophy have others that rival those. So let’s cut to the chase and see which moisturizers are the best this year.

Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 is very well known for its solid moisturizing and also its very good anti-aging properties. Paula Begoun,who is theauthor of her book titled, “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter without Me,” it gives this formula her highest rating seen in a while and says that it’s “loaded with tons of beneficial extras for skin discolorations for those who need it.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 is a daily moisturizer that does well in professional and personal reviews. It did receive the beauty awards from Allure, InStyle and Women’s Health magazines, they where editors laud it having some soy and light diffusers to even out skin tone.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel It takes its name from Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion . It has been a long time favorite from customers. Begoun says that the gel has a improved formula, however. It should go without saying that the lotion version is outdated; It contains water, mineral oil, sesame oil, slip agent, thickeners, Vaseline, and different sorts of preservatives and coloring agents, but none of the state-of-the-art moisturizing ingredients or antioxidants that some other moisturizers are known to have.

Philosophy Hope in a Jar. It is labeled as a therapeutic moisturizer, although reviews for the current formula are mixed. Thousands of reviewers at and give it a high overall rating, praising it for its light whipped texture that absorbs quickly into the skin. There are many however, that say it doesn’t smell very good.

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