Judging from the ingredient list, "Walgreens - Dry Skin Healing Ointment Fragrance Free" works well for improving skin hydration The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Panthenol and glycerin in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Emollients in this formulation (paraffinum liquidum and lanolin alcohol) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.
- This formulation also uses an effective concentration of panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) - about 2.90% - 4.40%. Panthenol helps strengthen the skin barrier, improve hydration and reduce inflammation in skin.
This product does not contain known common irritants and is suitable for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here
You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.
The product retails for 3.49$ in the United States.
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