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emollient

 [e-mol´yent]
1. soothing and softening, as an emollient bath given for skin disorders.
2. an agent having this effect on the skin or an irritated internal surface.

e·mol·li·ent

(ē-mol'ē-ent),
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): malactic
[L. emolliens, pres. p. of e- mollio, emollire, to soften]

emollient

(ĭ-mŏl′yənt)
adj.
1. Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
2. Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
n.
1. An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
2. An agent that assuages or mollifies.

emollient

Dermatology A hydrating agent composed of fat or oil applied topically to soften skin, especially laminated keratin or hyperkeratotic scales–eg, of psoriasis

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.

emollient

Soothing. Any agent, such as a cream or ointment, that soothes or softens the skin.

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation.
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Dylan Griffiths, of skin care firm Eucerin, said: "Don't make the mistake of stopping using emollients if your skin isn't flaring up, says.
Emollient enhancement of the skin barrier from birth offers effective atopic dermatitis prevention.
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NICE (2007) and RCPCH (2011) guidelines offer clear guidance on how to manage childhood eczema with core components being emollients and, for many children, the use of topical corticosteroids (TCS) combined with a strong focus on the educational needs of children and their parents and carers.
Healthcare professionals should offer a range of emollients, and prescriptions should be reviewed frequently.
Optimized PIC Systems for Wet Wipes In the beginning commercial products using PIC technology based on the emollient dilauryl citrate focused primarily on a light skin feel.
--increasing the emollients preparation concentration of the chemical-modifying bath; introducing pre-scouring of the technical hemp and flax fibres prior to the chemical-modifying treatment in order to soften the pectinous gums (which cement the fibre bundles) and facilitate their enzymatic hydrolysis; increasing the time of exposure to emollients preparation of the technical hemp and flax fibres while it is being subjected to pre-scouring.
Crabtree & Evelyn's new Extreme Foot Therapy, pounds 12.50, contains seaweed extract, emollient oils and natural rice flour to soften rough feet and leave them smooth and touchable.
Throughout south Asia, for example, mustard-seed oil is the emollient most commonly used on infants.