Cosmetics Ingredients to Avoid If You Have Dry Skin

Ingredients in Cosmetic Products to Avoid If You Have Dry Skin


03/25/2024 23:27

Choosing the right treatment for your skin can be challenging, but it’s important to seek help from an experienced esthetician or dermatologist. When choosing cosmetic products, you should also pay attention to their composition. There is a list of ingredients that are not recommended for certain skin types. Some of these components are often found in decorative cosmetics, so be careful.


The abbreviations MD, MPH, FAAD in the ingredient list indicate the presence of alcohol or alcohol, which can be very drying to the skin and cause allergic reactions. Alcohol is added to oils and creams to speed up their absorption, as well as to decorative cosmetics to create a matte effect.

Perfume (Fragrance)

Synthetic fragrances or fragrances can cause irritation and dryness to sensitive skin.


Synthetic parabens, added to cosmetics to extend shelf life, are not recommended for dry and sensitive skin due to possible allergic reactions.

Glycolic Acid

This ingredient, often used in scrubs and cleansers, can aggravate dryness and irritate sensitive skin.

Salicylic Acid

Although salicylic acid is often added to products for oily skin, it can cause flaking and irritation on dry skin.

Ingredients that are suitable for dry skin include hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help hydrate and soothe the skin.

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Author Angelina Efremova

Angelina Efremova – freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru, student at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov

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