Softening tool

Softening tool - fat, fat-soluble and fat-like substances that can increase the elasticity of the skin and mucous membranes and to protect them from external irritating effects. Softening funds are used as the basis for the preparation of soft medicinal forms (see). The most common means of a softening are vaseline (see), liquid paraffin (see). glycerin (see), paraffin (see), spermaceti (see), wax white and yellow, vegetable oil, cocoa, linen, almond, sunflower, etc. By means of a softening also include lanolin - purified fat-like substance made of wash water from sheep wool. There are lanolin anhydrous and water containing 30% water. Used as a basis for ointments.
Cm. also, Coating means.