Moisturizers are group of cosmetic products designed for skin care and hygiene. This can be prepared as cosmetic and therapeutic. But claims are centered on treatment of dry skin resulting to smooth, more pliant and healthier looking skin.

The moisturizers are one of the most prescribed products in dermatology, and, until recently, dermatologists have received less or no training regarding these products such as pharmacokinetics, ingredients, toxicities and benefits.

Oftentimes, the naturally occurring sterols and skin lipids are added to moisturizers to help promote repair of cutaneous barrier function. Moisturizers are referred as emollients, humectants, oils, lubricants and greases.

The correct use of cleansers and moisturizers is very important for patients having dermatologic disease.


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