greaseless cream -->
vanishing cream
medical dictionary

An oil-in-water emulsion containing potassium, ammonium, or sodium stearate with water and holding in emulsified form more or less free stearic acid; it also contains a hygroscopic ingredient such as glycerol, and a small amount of a fatty ingredient; it leaves a protective, invisible film of stearic acid on the skin.

Synonyms: greaseless cream.

(05 Mar 2000)