emollient

Rating:
Good
Categories:
Thickeners/Emulsifiers , Emollients

Supple, waxlike, lubricating, thickening agents that prevent water loss and have a softening and soothing effect on the skin. Supple, waxlike, lubricating, thickening agents that prevent water loss and have a softening and soothing effect on the skin. Emollients are ingredients like plant oils, mineral oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, petrolatum, and fatty acids (animal oils, including emu, mink, and lanolin, the latter probably the one ingredient that is most like our own skin’s oil). More technical-sounding emollient ingredients like triglycerides, benzoates, myristates, palmitates, and stearates are generally waxy in texture and appearance but provide most moisturizers with their elegant texture and feel.  

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