ABC of Beauty: Emollients

We continue the series of publications “ABC of Beauty” about the components of cosmetic products. Last time we told,who needs hyaluronic acidandwhat are harmful parabens, and today we are talking about emo-lovers. What is it and why are they useful for one type of skin, but absolutely counter-indicative to another   –   read in our material.

Азбука красоты: Эмоленты

What are emollients

Emotions are fats and fatty substances that make up cosmetic products. They act solely on the surface of the skin, making it soft and silky. We can say that the effect of the cream applied to the skin is a 99% effect of the emollients. They temporarily improve the appearance of the skin without actively interfering with its physiology. Emollients are natural fats, fatty alcohols, lanolin, waxes, ethers and silicones.

Benefits and harms of emollients

Emollients are added to the composition of cosmetic products to the cream (or any other emollient) is better distributed on the skin and is quickly absorbed leaving behind a pleasant feeling smooth and velvety. Emollients create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin, keeping moisture in it and protecting the skin from external influences. Because of these properties, the emollients are perfectly suitable for dry skin, but at the same time they are completely inappropriate for people with oily andproblem skin. The harm of emo-lovens is that some of them can-can cause allergies, irritation or damage to the skin’s protective barrier. They can also clog pores and provoke the appearance of acne. Those who have skin prone to the formation of comedones should take this into account. By “bad” emollients include lanolin,coconut oil,isostearyl alcohol,undiluted almond oil,isopropyl,isopropyl.

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Key Featuresemollients

состав косметики

make cosmetic light, allow them to be absorbed well, and & nbsp; spread over the skin;
create a barrier on the top layer of the skin and prevent evaporation of moisture;
give the skin smoothness, softness and elasticity;
reduce dryness and related skin irritation;
widely used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

B toaki‘s products are present emollients?

The main function of emollients is to help moisturize the skin, so they are included in a variety of cosmetic products for dry skin. Also they are in the composition of oils, lotions, ointments and creams.

How to find the label?

most rasprostrnennymi emollients which are present in cosmetics – is ceresin (Ceresin), paraffin (Paraffinum Liquidum), petrolatum (Vaseline), sodium lauryl sulfate (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), mineral oil (Mineral Oil), beeswax (Beeswax), stearyl alcohol (C etyl/Cetostearyl/Stearyl alcohol), propylene glycol (Propyleneglycol) castor oil (Castor Oil), and dimethicone (Dimethicone), lanolin (Lanoline), jojoba oil (Jojoba Oil) , olive oil (Olive oil), etc.

We have told you everything about emo- lentes. Stay together with I WANT to find out more information about the constituent components of cosmetic products, and learn how to easily “decode” the label of any means!

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