OK, what I would like to do on this thread is both teach about formulating a highly moisturizing cream or lotion.... AND, find out from you, the user, what sort of characteristics you would like to see with this theoretical product.
I think this experiment could be very interesting! Tell me what you want in a highly moisturizing cream or lotion. From your comments, I will tell you which raw materials will create the effect and function that you are searching for in this product. This experiment will be a way to show you which raw materials to look for in moisturizing creams and lotions in order to choose and buy the best ones.
So, are you looking for fast penetration, easy spreading, low to no greasy skin feel, fast moisturizing effect, natural ingredients, good moisture barrier, no negative reactions, safe preservatives (?).... and on and on.
OK, let's get the discussion started!
What are you looking for and what do you want in your "perfect" highly moisturizing cream or lotion?