Most lotions are water-based moisturizers, creams, gels and serums. They contain fixings that bring water into the skin (humectants) — like glycerin, lactic corrosive or urea — and others that smooth the skin (emollients) — like lanolin, sunflower oil and jojoba oil.Moisturizers are emulsions of oil and water (in addition to different elements for sustaining, treatment, and safeguarding) that help recharge hydration, keeping dampness in skin and dryness out. Specialists say that hydrating is significant for keeping skin young and sound, regardless of whether you don’t have dry skin.

The fundamental capacity of creams is to help treat your skin when it’s dry and keep it from drying out once more. Creams do this by holding water in the layer corneum, the peripheral layer of the skin [source: Mayo Clinic].There are a few kinds of lotions: humectants, emollients and occlusives. Humectants bring water into the top layer of the skin, while emollients help fill the breaks and seal in the water to give a smooth, delicate appearance.

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