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emollient

any preparation or substance that has a softening or soothing effect, esp when applied to the skin
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emollient

[ə′mäl·yənt]
(pharmacology)
A softening agent, especially for use on skin and mucous membranes; lanolin is widely used as a base.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* AP/DO--solubilizers, emollients and chelating agents
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) launched a project to look at the issue following three deaths in West Yorkshire where paraffin-based emollients were believed to have accelerated the speed and intensity of the fire.
The bath emollients used in the study included Aveeno bath oil, and Oilatum bath additive and Balneum bath oil--products available largely in the United Kingdom--along with others.
These included a link between colder weather and drier, itchy skin, and sodium lauryl sulphate in emollients and other toiletries.
But don't make the mistake of stopping using emollients if your skin isn't flaring up, says Dylan Griffiths of skin care firm Eucerin.
Meanwhile, other small studies have yielded similar findings regarding the protective effects of emollient use in infants, including a study of 136 subjects from Great Britain (12) and a study from Japan involving 118 subjects.
Clients can also buy company profiles for emollient esters market without buying full report.
Skinfix says its combination of natural medicinal ingredients, vitamins, minerals and emollient oils has been healing the skin of people since 1850.
Cork M, Danby S (2009) Skin barrier breakdown: a renaissance in emollient therapy.
Emollients soften the skin, aid in restoring the impaired barrier function, reduce itching, prevent moisture from leaving the skin and increase the efficacy of topical corticosteroids (TCS).
cosurfactant content and overall emulsifier hydrophilicity need to be adjusted depending on the type of emollient. Moreover, demineralized water should be used and the amount of electrolytes in the systems should be low.
As a result of treating hemp and flax-hackling noil with the emollients preparation Pektochem, the technical fibre bundles undergo separation into smaller units.