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Indian J Dermatol. 2016 May-Jun;61(3):279-87. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.182427.

Moisturizers: The Slippery Road.

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1
Department of Skin and S.T.D, DMCH, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
2
Department of Skin and S.T.D, GMC, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Abstract

Moisturizers are an important part of a dermatologist's armamentarium although little is written and well, a less is truly known about them. There is a cornucopia of projected skin products in the market whose real scientific role is not proven. These products although at times are regarded as mere cosmetics but have a well-known role in many skin disorders. Adequate knowledge about their mechanism of action, dosage, usage, and adverse effects is must for a dermatologist in this era. This article aims to bring forth the ever hidden facts of the much-hyped moisturizers. It is probably the first of its kind covering all aspects of moisturizers ranging from basic science to clinical usage, a subject that receives a short shrift in the current dermatological text.

KEYWORDS:

Emollients; humectants; moisturizers role in dermatology

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