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Protect your skin for only pennies a day by using these moisturizing tips

Between freezing temperatures, dry heat and blustery winds, winter seems designed to soak the moisture out of skin.

The good news is there are moisturizers for just about every price point, and they all get the work done, says Leila Deravi, an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern’s College of Science.

Deravi talked to Northeastern Global News about the basic ingredients in moisturizers, why some might cost more than others and how the marketing of skincare products such as vitamin C serums rely more on branding and less on science than ever.

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Photo by Adam Glanzman and Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Chemistry and Chemical Biology