Petroleum jelly : one of the most effective moisturizers

Petroleum jelly is one of the most effective moisturizers, especially when used right after bathing to seal in moisture. Creams and lotions that contain some water are a better choice for a facial moi...

Understanding moisturizers

Dr KK Aggarwal

Petroleum jelly is one of the most effective moisturizers, especially when used right after bathing to seal in moisture. Creams and lotions that contain some water are a better choice for a facial moisturizer. Many of these creams and lotions are humectants, an oil-free class of moisturizer that binds water to skin, so the smoothing, softening effects may last longer.

Most moisturizers contain water, glycerin, petrolatum, stearic acid, propylene glycol, and lanolin. Some contain botanical ingredients, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, and linoleic acid, which help maintain the skin's outer layer of keratin and keep skin supple. Manufacturers use other ingredients, such as cetyl alcohol, palmitic acid, and dimethicone, to give moisturizers a creamy, velvety, or translucent look and feel, and to help shore up the "mortar" that keeps skin soft and smooth. Some moisturizers also contain sunscreens and cosmeceuticals, which help prevent or even correct fine wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, and other signs of aging and photoaging.

(Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal)

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
Vice President CMAAO
President HCFI

 

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