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What is emollient vs creme?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: A moisturizing cream

Cream is a general term for a moist preparation topically applied to protect, deliver medication, or hydrate.
An emollient is a type of cream that acts as a moisturizer to the external layers of the skin to make it softer and more pliable. They are usually made up of multiple compounds that help preserve the water content of the skin.

In brief: A moisturizing cream

Cream is a general term for a moist preparation topically applied to protect, deliver medication, or hydrate.
An emollient is a type of cream that acts as a moisturizer to the external layers of the skin to make it softer and more pliable. They are usually made up of multiple compounds that help preserve the water content of the skin.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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