Are Your Skincare Ingredients Doing More Harm Than Good?

Some scary-sounding ingredients aren't so bad, but others that sound good may not be (7 Photos)

Kristin Romey on Mar 10, 2010 at 7:03PM

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Are Your Skincare Ingredients Doing More Harm Than Good?

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The Slicker, the Better

Mineral oil and petroleum jelly, which are made from crude oil, seem like they’d be more appropriate for your car engine than your sensitive skin. But facial products derived from petroleum are highly refined and very different from that can of WD-40 sitting on your husband’s tool bench. “Petroleum jelly is one of the best, most cost-effective moisturizers in the world,” says Fuller, M.D. So feel free to spread it on.

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