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help with acne terms and such!!

hey i need some help on what this means and what they do(purpose)



cleansers(kinda obvious but still)


topical creams?

please show an example (like aloe vera for exfoliator(i think))and purpupse of each.....if u know other terms rookies might not know please tell us

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exfoliators remove dead skin. example: lactic acid

moisturizers add moisture to dry skin. examples: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/category2...PE=2&PAGETYPE=S

cleansers remove dirt, oil, etc from the skin. example: Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash

toners remove traces of makeup & oil from the skin. some also help skin's ph balance. examples: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/category2...PE=2&PAGETYPE=S

"topical creams" is much too vague for me to define. There are literally thousands of creams that one can put on their face. each has a different purpose.

example: benzoyl peroxide

Hope that helps.

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If you read the Frequently Asked Questions thread, that should answer most of your questions. Thanks! smile.gif

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