What are the differences between Cream and Ointment?
Cream and oil contain different proportions of oil and water.
Creams contain less oil and are less greasy than ointments and are easier to spread. Creams are used on larger skin surface areas because of their spreadability. . Creams have minimal residue. However,they less hydrating than ointment.
Ointments are contain more oil than than creams. Ointments are stickier and are absorbed more slowly and provide a longer protective barrier on the skin.