product | Absorbase

AbsorbaseAbsorbase Emmolient Cream Ingredients:

Purified water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin Wax, Wool Wax Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate.


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Used as a base in many other brand name products such as: Aveeno, Carmol, Desitin, Eucerin, Keri, Neutrogena, Nivea, and Wibi.


It is a water-in-oil aqueous occlusive petrolatum emulsion base useful in the treatment of excessively dry skin and dry skin conditions for the entire body. It treats or prevents dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., psoriasis, eczema, skin burns and extra dry skin). It helps give rough, dry, chapped skin normal texture and moisture. It is a major part of psoriasis therapy – with application applied at night, works while you sleep.

Dry skin is caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the skin. Absorbase is an emollients which are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Some products (e.g., zinc oxide, white petrolatum) are used mostly to protect the skin against irritation (e.g., from wetness). Emollients (moisturizers) work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. There are many types of emollient products available. Some contain fragrance or other ingredients that some people may be sensitive to. Emollients are available in different forms such as oils, creams, lotions, or sprays.

Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil and dimethicone are common emollients. Humectants, including glycerin, lecithin, and propylene glycol, draw water into the outer layer of skin. Many products also have ingredients that soften the horny substance (keratin) that holds the top layer of skin cells together (e.g., urea, alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic/citric/glycolic acid, and allantoin). This helps the dead skin cells fall off, helps the skin keep in more water, and leaves the skin feeling smoother and softer.


Most emollients can be used safely and effectively with no side effects. However, burning, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual changes in the skin (e.g., turning white/soft/soggy from too much wetness), signs of skin infection.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This medication may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 . Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

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