Moisturizing and Keratolytic Agents
Pp. 23-34 (12)
Raquel Pardavila Riveiro and Celia Posada García
Due to drastic environmental changes and more so, changes in life style, the
frequent showers, bath, use of soaps, and cleansing wash make skin lose its natural oils.
It causes dryness and more easily formation of subclinical fissures which can be
followed of inflammation, itch and irritation. Emollient agents are used to combat all
these effects. They operate to restore the cutaneous barrier. Numerous cutaneous
dermatosis manifest with an abnormal thickening of the corneum stratum. It results in
the appearance of scales on the skin. Keratolytic agents can help to favor elimination of
scale and to reduce the thickness of corneum stratum.
Dermatologic agents, emollients, pharmaceutics aids, ointment bases,
keratolytic agents, hygroscopic agents, drug administration routes, administration,
topical administration, cutaneous, skin.
Dermatology Department, Hospital Povisa Vigo, Spain