Emollient ingredients in cosmetics play the softener and moisturizer role
Several ingredients are added to cosmetic products to have softening and smoothing effects on hair and skin. Emollients are one group of this category. Emollients also affect the product viscosity by spreading in the formulation. They differ in concentration and volatility. Emollients reduce water loss from the skin surface and protect the skin against dryness. The best emollient for face eczema is the one that soothes skin, hydrates well and helps to restore skin barrier function. Emollient oils like wheat germ and calendula oils are other emollient ingredients in cosmetics.