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This highly fragrant moisturizer is a potent way to cause irritation that hurts skin’s healing process and its ability to act younger. The lightweight cream formula is loaded with fragrant oils known to cause irritation. Please see More Info to learn why irritation from a high amount of fragrance is a problem for all skin types. There are some beneficial ingredients in this moisturizer, but most of them will lose their potency thanks to the jar packaging. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in, these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria, which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients. The amount of salicylic acid in this product is too low for it to function as an exfoliant, not to mention that this product’s pH is outside the range needed for salicylic acid to work in this manner. Pros: None. Cons: Contains several fragrant oils and plant extracts known to cause irritation. Jar packaging won’t keep the beneficial vitamins and helpful plant extracts stable during use. Amount of salicylic acid and the pH of the product are not within the proper ranges for this ingredient to exfoliate skin. More Info: Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes chronic irritation that can damage healthy collagen production, lead to or worsen dryness, and impair your skin’s ability to heal. Fragrance-free is the best way to go for all skin types. If fragrance in your skin-care products is important to you, it should be a very low amount to minimize the risk to your skin (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22).