Emulsion vs. Lotion

Is an emulsion just another word for moisturiser? Is it a lotion? What is the difference? If you have no clue what an emulsion even is, keep reading for a short guide on emulsion.

Emulsions are used to moisturise, nourish and protect the skin, calming the skin and delivering ingredients such as anti-aging ingredients to the skin. It is a nutritional lotion, the most effective product for skin hydration and is also called Moisturiser. Most lotions and creams are emulsions. Lighter than a cream or lotion, thicker and less concentrated then a serum. Think of it as a watered down, lightweight lotion. The emulsion replenishes the balance of oil and moisture by supplying the lack of moisture and oil, which makes the skin smooth and resilient. Also, there are oily or less oil types, so choose the one that suits your skin type and apply the proper amount evenly throughout the face. Emulsions might be the perfect product for you if you have oily or combination skin, as it can hydrate and moisturize the complexion and allow the skin to breathe at the same time. Because emulsion is lighter form of cream, it is suitable for people with sensitive skin as well, which is less likely to irritate your skin or clog your pores.

From food to cosmetics, variety of emulsions are used every day. For example, mayonnaise is also a kind of emulsion. If there was no egg to serve as an emulsifier, it would have been a mixture of oil and mustard. Technically, an emulsion is a mixture of two homogenous liquids that can not be mixed together, such as water and oil. This mixture is stabilised by an emulsifier, which is a third component that functions as emulsifying agent.

So, do you know the difference now? The difference between emulsions and lotions is simple, lotion is thicker than emulsion. What type of moisturiser are you using at the moment? Have you ever used emulsion before? I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions or if you need help with which type of moisturiser would be good for you, please leave us a message in comments section below or just write us.