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`Waterless cleaners`

08/04/2006

Question:

It says here to use a "use a waterless cleaner to cleanse your face several times a day" for oiliness. Can you give me an idea of what those products would be? I don`t know what to buy. Thank you.

Answer:

Waterless cleaners are mixtures of water and surfactants, preservatives, and occasionally long-chain alcohols.  They vary with manufacturers.  Your drugist can give you a list.  Commonly used ones are Cetaphil waterless cleaner, Purpose waterless cleaner, Aveeno waterless cleaner.  Your pharmacist can direct you to the right one and give you advice.

 

 

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Response by:

Charles L Heaton, MD
Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati