emollient


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emollient

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

emollient

[ə′mäl·yənt]
(pharmacology)
A softening agent, especially for use on skin and mucous membranes; lanolin is widely used as a base.
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Cork M, Danby S (2009) Skin barrier breakdown: a renaissance in emollient therapy.
Emollients Esters is the class of emollients which forms a major component of personal care products.
Cetyl Ricinoleate is a waxy emollient (melting point 28[degrees]C) that can be dissolved at room temperature in the "Flex"-system by simple stirring.
Sequence of operations in chemical modification of hemp and flax hackling noil Variant I Variant II Variant III Variant IV -Treatment -Treatment with 2% with 3% emollients emollients preparation preparation Pektochem Pektochem bath bath -Removal of -Removal of bath bath -Scouring -Scouring with use of with use of detergents detergents -Final -Final operations operations Table 2.
An emollient is rubbed into the skin to soothe and moisten it, while a soap substitute is simply used to keep it clean.
Here it is further cooled and another portion of emollients can be condensed and led away.
The surface tension of an emollient is the elastic-like force between the emollient and air; it has a strong impact on the wetting properties of an emollient on a surface.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines make significant recommendations with regard to emollient use (Table l).
4% Bath Additive, which is the same generic product name as all the Oilatum(TM) emollient product range.
An emollient therapy package for infants/children includes topical 'leave-on' emollient/s (creams or ointments) and emollient wash products.
The lotion coating includes 10-95% of a water-free emollient with a plastic or fluid consistency at 20[degrees]C.