Corn Huskers Lotion is a thick non-greasy dry skin reliever. Designed for protecting skin that dries out easily from work or over-use of hand washing, it delivers quality results in little time. There are 11 ingredients in addition to water and fragrance in this product.
Fumaric acid and triethanolamine are two pH balancers and adjusters in Corn Huskers Lotion. They keep formulas from being too acidic or alkaline. Fumaric acid can also be used to treat psoriasis, according to Cosmetics Cop.
These agents all help change the viscosity of the product, either thinning or thickening the mixture. Sodium calcium alginate, guar gum, calcium chloride and calcium sulfate all work to thicken up the mixture, with calcium sulfate working as a bulking agent. Sodium calcium alginate has a secondary effect of being a fragrance as well. Guar gum is derived from plants for its thickening properties.
Humectants bring moisture into the skin, while emollients soften and smooth the skin, making it appear younger and healthier. There are two such agents in Corn Huskers Lotion: glycerin and SD alcohol 40. An organic compound, SD alcohol 40 can be a humectant or emollient with cleansing properties. Glycerin can be natural or synthetic and is present in all natural fats.
Boric acid is found in many items from insecticide to cosmetics. Cosmetic use typically is for its antimicrobial properties. Antimicrobials will kill or hinder the growth of microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria.
This ingredient is a preservative that works in the lotion to keep it from spoiling, making it last longer. It inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and fungi. It causes less irritation to the skin because it is a preservative that does not release formaldehyde.
This is a modified fatty acid found in many personal care products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved it as an indirect food additive. On skin, oleoyl sarcosine works by making water mix better with dirt and oil to wash it away.
T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.