Cetomacrogol cream is a non-greasy emollient or moisturiser, used to treat dry skin conditions such as eczema. It is sometimes combined with glycerol (or glycerine). Gycerol increases the water holding capacity of the skin, which enhances the moisturising effect. Cetomacrogol cream is also used as a base for the preparation of other creams.
When applied to the skin, cetomacrogol works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin, which traps water beneath it and prevents water evaporating from the skin surface. In this way, it helps to retain moisture on the skin and reduce dryness.
Cetomacrogol cream does not contain any perfumes or sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) which can irritate the skin.
Read more about emollients and moisturisers.
Cetomacrogol cream is also known as
- healthE Non-ionic cream®
- Sorbolene with glycerin® (cetomacrogol aqueous with glycerol)
- Dermasoft® (cetomacrogol aqueous with glycerol)