What is a moisturizing agent?
- Moisturizing agents are chemicals that are used for reconditioning of the skin and reduction of loss of moisture.
- Moisturizers increase the water content in the stratum corneum by acting as hydrating agents.
- They are bland oleaginous substances that are used to replace natural skin oils, to cover tiny fissures in the skin, and to provide a soothing protective film.
- They help in reducing the evaporation of skin moisture and maintain hydration and improve the appearance and tactile properties of the dry and aging skin.