by Matthew S. Keller, MD; Jason Lee, MD; and Guy F. Webster,
Background: Moisturizers are used by patients with dry skin conditions as well as those with healthy skin to enhance and preserve the smoothness of the skin and to interrupt the dry-skin cycle. Moisturizers are generally considered safe, although skin reactions, such as allergic contact dermatitis from topical preparations may occur. Cosmetic products including moisturizers are among the main culprits of allergic contact dermatitis.
by James Q. Del Rosso, DO; Sanjay Bhambri, DO; and Brent Michaels,