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It is so hard to find a good moisturizer today. I was shopping for some toothpaste in Giant. While walking up the isle, I noticed a product called SuperG Baby Oil Gel (Johnson & Johnson makes the same product). What drew me to it was that is claimed to be mild and hypoallergenic + it contains aloe and vitamin E and mineral oil. It was only $2 and some some change, so why the hell not. It has turned out to be the best product I have bought in a while. Mineral oil supposedly has a bad wrap, but this product makes my face feel so smooth and it dosent break me out. Any baby oil will do since they are not irritating and contain mineral oil. I got this excerpt off of http://www.paulaschoice.com/learn/dictiona...YPE=SEARCH&ID=A. Best of all "it rarely causes allergic reactions and can't become a solid and clog pores". I just put it on after a shower, let my skin soak it up for about 10 min, and then use tissue paper to get off the excess. Use it sparingly, or else your face will be shiny as hell.

mineral oil. Clear, odorless oil derived from petroleum that is widely used in cosmetics because it rarely causes allergic reactions and can't become a solid and clog pores. Despite mineral oil's association with petroleum and the hype that it is bad for skin, keep in mind that petroleum is a natural ingredient derived from the earth and that once it becomes mineral oil, it has no resemblance to the original petroleum. Cosmetics-grade mineral oil and petrolatum are considered the safest, most nonirritating moisturizing ingredients ever found (Sources: Cosmetics & Toiletries, January 2001, page 79; and Cosmetic Dermatology, September 2000, pages 44–46). Yes, they can keep air off the skin to some extent, but that's what a good antioxidant is supposed to do; they don't suffocate skin! Moreover, mineral oil and petrolatum are known to be efficacious in wound healing, and are also considered to be among the most effective moisturizing ingredients available (Source: Cosmetics & Toiletries, February 1998, pages 33–40).

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interesting post. i still cringe at the idea of rubbing baby oil on my face. it's so greasy it reminds me of like putting crisco or vasoline on my face. i have always heard mineral oil is bad for skin, but maybe those findings you point out could be correct.

i say give it a few weeks and see if it still doesn't break you out.

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