What do dry emollients do?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Dry emollients, such as isostearyl alcohol, absorb quickly into the skin. They do not provide much skin protection and feel dry to the touch after application.

Continue Learning about Moisturizer Ingredients

What are the common emollients used in skin care products?
Dr. Ellen Marmur, MDDr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Emollients are ingredients that soften skin and seal in moisture, creating an occlusive, protective ...
More Answers
What skin moisturizer ingredients can help keep my skin healthy?
Ben KaminskyBen Kaminsky
Normal skin still needs special attention to ensure that it remains balanced. It is important to...
More Answers
What are the common humectants found in moisturizers?
Dr. Ellen Marmur, MDDr. Ellen Marmur, MD
The common humectants (attract water) found in moisturizers are:GlycerinHyaluronic acidPropylene gly...
More Answers
Why does my skin burn when I apply my usual moisturizer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Even people who have never had allergies can develop them later in life. You should discontinue usin...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.