Are Lotions With Natural Ingredients Best for Your Skin?

The truth about which ingredients matter

It’s important to moisturize your skin every day. But do you need to look for natural ingredients, and do you need to spend more to find a moisturizer that works?

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Not really, says Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD. Choosing the right moisturizer depends on your skin’s sensitivity, where you’re going to use it, and whether you’re sweating out a hot summer or shivering through an arctic winter.

Below, she explains which ingredients matter, which ingredients don’t, and which ingredients don’t deserve their hype.

Should You Really Care Whether Your Moisturizer Is 'Natural'? (Infographic)

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