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humectant

 [hu-mek´tant]
1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt),
1. Moistening.
2. A substance used to obtain a moistening effect (for example, glycerin solution).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
An agent that promotes retention of moisture; a substance added to a powder, e.g., a dentifrice, to prevent hardening on exposure to air.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
Agent that promotes retention of moisture; added to prevent hardening.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Fed., Seoul, Korea), rice syrup (Ssalyeot, Ottogi Co., Ltd., Gangnam, Korea), and sorbitol (Sorbitol powder, Taewon Food Industry Co., Ltd., Ansan, Korea) were used as humectants. Each humectant was added at 3%, 6%, and 10% (wt/wt) of the weight of raw meat.
"Chewy," high-moisture cookies should contain natural humectants, such as maple syrup, honey, or vegetable glycerin.
An example of an entry is 'Maltitol (maltitol syrup): a compound used as a humectant, stabiliser or bulking agent in foods.
Basically there are three types of ingredients in moisturizers; occlusive, humectant and emollient.
Honey is a great humectant and has over 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000-plus enzymes.
Honey is a key ingredient in the conditioner because it is a humectant and therefore draws in moisture.
Incorporated into a cream or shampoo, propylene glycol acts as a "humectant," meaning it reduces moisture loss and prevents the hair or skin from drying out readily.
Tint-Ayd AQ is an aqueous tinting system, based on a dual humectant technology- and is part of Elementis's third generation VOC compliant architectural tinting systems for decorative coatings and aqueous industrial coatings.
Duac counteracts this by containing dimethicone as an occlusive agent to trap water in the skin as well as glycerin as a humectant to draw water to the stratum corneum from deeper layers.
Lavender is particularly hydrating, healing and soothing and benefits the psyche (for instance lavender is calming) look for ones containing humectant ingredients, like honey (which attract and retain moisture).
The material also features 1-30% of a C14 to C30 or greater fatty alcohol and approximately 0.5-10% of humectant.
sunflower oil, apple pieces (4.5%) (dried fruit [pear, apple], humectant