emollient

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emollient

any preparation or substance that has a softening or soothing effect, esp when applied to the skin

emollient

[ə′mäl·yənt]
(pharmacology)
A softening agent, especially for use on skin and mucous membranes; lanolin is widely used as a base.
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Comments: Persistent emollience that provides a light skin feel.
Has superior emollience (less raspy than coconut oil).
It also gives a light emollience, reducing the oiliness of sunscreen oils.