Aqueous cream is a common type of emollient. It is a light, non-greasy preparation that contains an emulsifying ointment and water.
As an emollient, aqueous cream is commonly used in the treatment of problematic skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis and eczema. It can also be used in place of lip balm, soap, shower gel and shaving cream. Common ingredients used in the production of aqueous cream are: liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, purified water and chlorocresol.
Aqueous cream is a non-proprietary preparation, which means it is often found as a generic product and is often cheaper than branded competitors.