I Bought a Bottle of Hand Lotion from the Local Grocery Store. Is it Suitable for the Dental Setting?
The use of hand lotion to prevent skin dryness associated with handwashing is recommended. When choosing a hand lotion, it is important to consider the compatibility of lotion. The effect of petroleum or other oil emollients on the integrity of gloves during product selection and glove use. You would have to find out if the product contains anything that could break the gloves down or impact the integrity of your skin.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Setting: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, Page 6, https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faq/hand.htm