Moisturizer is a cream which is used to moisturize the skin. It is thicker in consistency. It is used for the face. Various types of moisturizers are found in the market according to the skin type.
Lotion is a cream which is used in the body. It is lighter in consistency. It may be used for various purposes such as sun protection, reducing acne, etc. Lotion should be selected by considering the labels and skin type.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||A cosmetic preparation used to prevent dryness in the skin||A thick, smooth liquid preparation designed to be applied to the skin for medicinal or cosmetic purposes|
|Synonyms||Cream, emollient||Ointment, application, cerate, salve, cream|
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|Word origin||The word moisturizer was originated in between 1955-60.||The word lotion was originated from Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin lotio(n-), from lot- ‘washed’, from the verb lavare.|
|Base||Moisturizers have a higher oil base.||Lotions have a higher water base.|
|Consistency||Moisturizers are of thicker consistency.||Lotions are of thinner consistency|
|Use||Moisturizers are usually made for the face.||Lotions are usually made for the body|
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