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Moisturizer Ingredients

What are the common emollients used in skin care products?

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  • A , Dermatology, answered

    Emollients are ingredients that soften skin and seal in moisture, creating an occlusive, protective barrier on the surface.

    The common emollients are:

    • Shea butter
    • Cocoa butter
    • Mineral oil
    • Lanolin
    • Petrolatum
    • Paraffin
    • Beeswax
    • Squalene
    • Coconut, jojoba, sesame, almond, and other plant oils
    • Cetyl alcohol
    • Olive oil (oleic acid)
    • Triethylhexanoin
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