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humectant

 [hu-mek´tant]
1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.

hu·mec·tant

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

humectant

/hu·mec·tant/ (hu-mek´tant)
1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.

humectant

[hyo̅o̅mek′tənt]
a substance that promotes retention of moisture.

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]

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
Agent that promotes retention of moisture; added to prevent hardening.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]

humectant (hūmek´tənt),

n 1. a substance that prevents loss of moisture.
n.pl 2. a substance contained in toothpastes, gels, and powders that prevents their chemical or physical decomposition by maintaining moisture.

humectant

1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.
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Each humectant was added at 3%, 6%, and 10% (wt/wt) of the weight of raw meat.
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.
puree (4%), toasted oats (3%), humectant (glycerol), emulsifiers (475,
If your dog's winter hair coat seems dry, combat the problem by bathing it less frequently and using a humectant or bath oil spray.
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The benefit of Mango Miracle is that it contains both occlusive ingredients such as very light olive and almond oils to help retain moisture and a proven humectant, hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, to add moisture to your skin,” said Gary Myers, president of Mango Madness Skin Care.
A humectant is a substance that has the ability to attract water to the skin and is meant to increase the water contact of the top layers of skin.
A fifth aliquot with no humectant nor added water served as the control.
Special humectant technology is used in the colorants to ensure good pumpability in tinting machines and prevent too quick drying-out of the colorants.
Just to whet your appetite, Ramsay's chocs contain emulsifiers, hydrogenated vegetable oil, humectant (glycerine), hydrolysed milk protein, colours and - horror of horrors - flavourings.
In addition, the Neosalus[R] line of products is specially formulated with several key ingredients that can promote healthy skin: dimethicone to help restore the skin barrier and reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL); glycerin, a humectant to help retain moisture; and stearic/palmitic acids to produce ceramides, cholesterol, and other free fatty acids in the ratio the skin needs.
An all natural, GMO free ingredient bas been made available, which acts as a humectant as well as increasing yield and extending shelf life.