Lotions Vs Skincare Creams

There is no dearth of skincare creams and lotions in the market.

Name an ailment and you will find hundreds of skincare creams, lotions and other products for it.

As a result of ongoing research and due to ever increasing demand, the number of skincare products seems to be on the increase.

Skincare lotions and creams are the most popular forms in which these products are available.

The only question is –

Which form is better?

Well, there is no definitive answer to this.

It seems more like a matter of personal choice.

However, greasy creams are surely less popular as compared to the non-greasy ones.

Since the application of skincare creams is easier, they seem to be preferred over lotions in cases where the skincare product is not to be removed immediately after application.

So, skincare creams seem more popular as moisturisers than as cleansers or toners.

For toners, lotions seem to be preferred over skin care creams.

There are some skincare creams that acts as toners too, but generally the toners are available in liquid form only.

For cleansing, lotions and skincare creams are equally popular.

However, the tilt seems more towards lotions.

Creams are known to be most effective in keeping skin moist.

Hence, the most popular form of skincare creams is moisturisers.

Due to the same reason, a lot of people tend to associate skincare creams with dry and sensitive skin.

Though it is true to a certain extent, skin care creams are not used only for dry skin, they are also used for making products for oily skin e.g. vitamin.

A creams and sulphur creams that help reduce the rate of sebum production.

Skincare creams are also used for products that cater to skin disorders especially for disorders that require the application of product over a small localised area.

This is since skincare creams are easier to apply (without wastage on the affected area.

However, in cases where skin needs to be washed using a medicine or lotion, lotion is a better choice.

Likewise, the manufacturers also realize this fact, making it easier for you to choose between a lotion and a skincare cream

Eye-creams and anti-ageing creams are other examples where skincare cream is preferred over its lotion counterpart.

Whatever your choice be cream or lotion, knowing how to use it effectively is more important than anything else.

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Author: Katherine McDolly

Besides blog author, Katherine McDolly is also a full-time certified nutritionist and beautician in women health products

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