For a moisturiser to be effective active ingredients are needed. You will find a list of these on the back of your bottle/tube. These are the key ingredients that we recommended you look for to have your foot moisturiser be effective!
Urea-containing creams are used in topical dermatological products to promote rehydration of the skin. Urea creams are great to treat psoriasis, xerosis, onychomycosis, ichthyosis, eczema, keratosis, keratoderma, corns, and calluses. If covered by an occlusive dressing, urea preparations may also be used for nonsurgical debridement of nails. Urea dissolves the intercellular matrix of the nail plate. Only diseased or dystrophic have to be removed, as there is no effect on healthy portions of the nail.
Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. Glyceryl Stearate, and Glyceryl Stearate SE help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.
Sorbitan Olivate / Cetearyl Olivate
Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate are a unique natural PEG-free emulsifier from Olive oil. It reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturizing effect, is hypoallergenic and mimics the skin.
An emollient – Emollients are complex mixtures of chemical agents specially designed to make the external layers of the skin softer and more pliable. They increase the skin’s hydration by reducing evaporation.