Moisturiser myths

By Margo White In Health

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10th November, 2012
There’s so much marketing hoopla around moisturisers – or, if you prefer, “rehydrating lotions”, “fortifying hydrators” and “reconstructing creams” – that it can be difficult to tell where the truth ends and the powers of seduction begin. We know a good moisturiser promotes a dewy glow, at least for a while, but do we really need to spend $100 on something tailored for our age, skin type and a specific time of the day, or can we get away with a generic $20 pot from the supermarket? Dry skin results from a lack of water in the stratum corneum, the outer layer of the epidermis ...

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