Corpus ID: 2071698

Moisturizers: what they are and a practical approach to product selection.

@article{Kraft2005MoisturizersWT,
  title={Moisturizers: what they are and a practical approach to product selection.},
  author={John N. Kraft and Charles W. Lynde},
  journal={Skin therapy letter},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          1-8
        }
}
Moisturizers are widely used products that are important in many dermatologic and cosmetic skin therapies. They contain varying combinations of emollients, occlusives, and humectants to achieve their beneficial effects, and there is an overwhelming number of formulations available. To develop a rational approach for prescribing moisturizers, commercially available products can be categorized on the basis of application site. 
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