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Topical emollients

Other names: emollients, moisturizers, topical moisturizers

What are Topical emollients?

Topical emollients are creams, lotions, or ointments that contain ingredients that soothe and soften the skin. The word emollient means a preparation that softens the skin. Another name for an emollient is a moisturizer.

Occlusive emollients such as lanolin, emulsifying ointment, and liquid paraffin work by covering the skin with a protective film, preventing water loss. Humectant emollients contain ingredients such as urea, glycerol, propylene glycol or lactic acid that attract and hold water in the top layer of skin. Some emollients may contain ingredients to reduce itching or prevent infection.

Topical emollients can be used on a daily basis to improve skin hydration in people prone to dry skin. They may also be used in the treatment of skin conditions characterized by dryness or scaliness, such as eczema or psoriasis. Regular use may lessen the use of active topical treatments such as topical corticosteroids.

The choice of emollient depends on a person's skin condition and their preference for a greasy or light product.

List of Topical emollients:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Replens
Generic name: emollients
2.7
108 reviews
Blistex Lip Balm
Generic name: emollients
1.6
47 reviews
CeraVe
Generic name: emollients
2.2
33 reviews
EpiCeram
Generic name: emollients
7.9
26 reviews
Cetaphil Lotion
Generic name: emollients
4.1
12 reviews
Biafine
Generic name: emollients
9.9
11 reviews
Eucerin
Generic name: emollients
2.9
10 reviews
Gold Bond Ultimate Healing
Generic name: emollients
4.6
9 reviews
Mederma
Generic name: emollients
2.7
8 reviews
Aveeno
Generic name: emollients
4.0
8 reviews
AmLactin
Generic name: ammonium lactate
9.7
6 reviews
X-Viate (Pro)
Generic name: urea
9.6
5 reviews
Vaseline Intensive Care
Generic name: emollients
3.2
5 reviews
Kerasal
Generic name: salicylic acid / urea
4.8
5 reviews
Corn Huskers Lotion
Generic name: emollients
7.2
4 reviews
Bag Balm
Generic name: emollients
9.5
4 reviews
Aquaphor
Generic name: emollients
10
4 reviews
Rea Lo 40 (Pro)
Generic name: urea
10
2 reviews
Nutraplus
Generic name: urea
9.5
2 reviews
Lac-Hydrin (Pro)
Generic name: ammonium lactate
10
2 reviews
Kera-42
Generic name: urea
10
2 reviews
K-Y Jelly
Generic name: emollients
5.0
2 reviews
Carmex
Generic name: emollients
8.0
2 reviews
Salvax Duo
Generic name: salicylic acid / urea
10
1 review
Promiseb
Generic name: emollients
10
1 review
Phisoderm
Generic name: emollients
10
1 review
Natural Ice
Generic name: emollients
10
1 review
Moisturel
Generic name: emollients
1 review
Kerafoam (Pro)
Generic name: urea
10
1 review
Geri-Hydrolac
Generic name: ammonium lactate
10
1 review
Eletone
Generic name: emollients
1.0
1 review
Chap Stick
Generic name: emollients
1.0
1 review
Carmol
Generic name: urea
10
1 review
A+D
Generic name: vitamin a & d
10
1 review
Vita-Ray
Generic name: vitamins a, d, and e
No reviews
Vicks BabyRub
Generic name: petrolatum
No reviews
Vaseline
Generic name: petrolatum
No reviews
Utopic (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Urevaz (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Urea Nail
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Urealac
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Ureacin-20
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Ureacin-10
Generic name: urea
No reviews
URE-K (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Uramaxin TS
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Uramaxin GT
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Uramaxin (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Umecta PD
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Umecta Nail Film
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Umecta Mousse
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Umecta (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Ultra Mide
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Ultralytic 2
Generic name: ammonium lactate / urea
No reviews
Ultralytic
Generic name: ammonium lactate / urea
No reviews
U40
Generic name: urea
No reviews
U-Kera
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Tropazone
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Tender Care
Generic name: lanolin
No reviews
St. Ives
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Soft Sense
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Salvax Duo Plus
Generic name: salicylic acid / urea
No reviews
Rynoderm (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Rinnovi Nail System
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Remeven (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Rea Lo 39 (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Rea-Lo
Generic name: urea
No reviews
RE-U40
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Prutect
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
PruMyx
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
PruClair
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Pretty Feet & Hands
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
PR Cream
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Pen-Kera
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Pacquin
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
OraMagic Rx
Generic name: aloe vera
No reviews
Nutraderm
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Nivea
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Neutrogena Lotion
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Neosalus
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Lubriderm
Generic name: emollients
9.0
No reviews
Latrix (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Lansinoh for Breast Feeding Mothers
Generic name: lanolin
No reviews
Lanolor Cream
Generic name: lanolin
No reviews
Lan-O-Soothe
Generic name: lanolin
No reviews
Laclotion (Pro)
Generic name: ammonium lactate
No reviews
Kerol AD
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Kerol
Generic name: urea
10
No reviews
Keri Lotion
Generic name: emollients
9.0
No reviews
Keratol 45
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Kerasal Ultra 20
Generic name: ammonium lactate / urea
8.0
No reviews
Kerasal AL
Generic name: ammonium lactate
No reviews
Kera Nail
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Keralac (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
ilex Skin Protectant
Generic name: petrolatum
No reviews
Hylatopic
Generic name: emollients
10
No reviews
Hydrophor
Generic name: petrolatum
No reviews
Hydro 35 (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Gormel 10
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Gormel
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Gordons Urea
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Epimide 50
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Dermasorb XM (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
DermaPhor
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Curel Moisture Lotion
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Cerovel
Generic name: urea
No reviews
CEM-Urea (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Carb-O-Sal5
Generic name: salicylic acid / urea
No reviews
Carb-O-Philic / 10
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Carb-O-Lac HP
Generic name: ammonium lactate / urea
No reviews
Carb-O-Lac5
Generic name: ammonium lactate / urea
No reviews
Baza Clear
Generic name: vitamin a & d
No reviews
Baby Oil
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Baby Lotion
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Aurstat
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Atrapro
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Atrac-Tain
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Atopiclair
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Aquaphor Healing
Generic name: petrolatum
No reviews
Aquaphilic with Urea
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Aqua Care
Generic name: urea
No reviews
Aluvea (Pro)
Generic name: urea
No reviews
AlphaSoft
Generic name: emollients
No reviews
Aloe Grande
Generic name: vitamins a, d, and e
No reviews
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