Which lubricants are safe and effective?
The use of lubricants has a long history, but it has also been heavily regulated by the World Health Organization.
Now, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Infection and Immunity in Germany and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered that a number of substances can be used to treat certain conditions.
Lubricant, for instance, is often used in the cosmetics industry, where it can be blended into products like body wash and facial moisturiser, which are used to condition skin.
But it is also used in hospitals and nursing homes.
“Many of the materials used to manufacture these products are highly contaminated,” says Dr Eun-Hee Lee, a dermatologist from the UCLA Max Planks Institute for the Human Body.
Lee and her colleagues found that, when tested in the lab, the common lubricant glycerin was safe and capable of treating more than 100 conditions.
These included eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.
Glycerin is also a common preservative in food and beverages, such as coffee and cocoa.
“The fact that it can treat so many conditions in such a safe way means that it could be used for so many more,” says Lee.
“There is potential for using this lubricant for a range of conditions.”
Lubricants, which were first tested in human beings, are made by dissolving liquid in a solvent.
It is thought that this process, known as electrolysis, removes water from the water molecules in the food and the food solids in the air.
Glycolic acid is a byproduct of this process.
But some experts have warned that the process could increase the risk of food poisoning, especially in those with skin conditions like eczemas.
The study also revealed that the lubricant could be effective in treating eczems.
“When you have a condition like eczo, you have more water on your skin, and the water gets trapped in your pores,” says lead researcher Dr Lili Chen.
In the study, the researchers examined the ability of glycerine to remove water from various food and water solids, including peanut butter, milk, honey and fruit juice. “
This is why there is some concern that using a lot of the common ingredients in body wash might increase the chances of developing eczemic eczemonias.”
In the study, the researchers examined the ability of glycerine to remove water from various food and water solids, including peanut butter, milk, honey and fruit juice.
The researchers found that glycerina gel was effective in removing water from a variety of foods and solids.
In addition, glyceride was more effective at removing water when it was combined with water.
In a second study, they tested the effectiveness of two different glycerides, glyceryl palmitate and palmitic acid.
“These substances are very useful in cosmetic manufacturing because they are highly concentrated,” says co-author Dr Ilse Fuchs.
“The glycerol and the palmitol can both be found in a wide range of ingredients that are commonly used in cosmetics.”
The researchers then used these substances to create a gel that could be mixed with a silicone pad.
This gel was then used to apply moisturiser on the skin.
This allowed the gel to be applied and removed with minimal risk of irritation.
The results, published in the journal Dermatology International, showed that the gel removed water and moisture from food and fluid.
Lee hopes that these results can be applied to other cosmetics that are also being used in factories.
“We have used these materials in our own bodies to treat infections for many years, and we have never seen any problems,” she says.
The researchers believe that they have identified the lubricator that works best in skin conditions and hopes that it will eventually be used in people with other conditions as well.
“Our study suggests that it is a very safe substance,” says Chen.