Commonly Used Emollients

• Mineral oil
• Synthetic triglycerides and polymers
• Fatty acid esters
• PEG compounds, e.g., PEG-45 almond glyceride
• Vegetable oils triglycerides
• Water
• Synthetic alcohols, e.g., isopropyl palmitate and
• Aloe vera diglyceryl caprylate (easily identified by: benzyl,
• Fruit butters butyl, cetearyl, cetyl, glyceryl, isopropyl, myristyl,
• Fruit/vegetable juices propyl, propylene or stearyl)
• Seed and nut oils
• Hydrocarbons, e.g., mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin,
• Methylglucoside esters polyethylene
• Sucrose
• Siloxanes (e.g., dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, • Glucose aklymethyl siloxanes)
• Carbohydrate
• Derivatives of esters of mono- and polyhydric alcohols, derivatives including linear/branched starch
• Dicarboxylic and tricarboxylic acid derivatives, e.g. esters
• Polymers such as polyesters, polyethers, polyacrylates, polyurethanes, poly-carbohydrates, poly-alkoxylates and polyquateriums