Definitions for "Emollients"
Ingredients that soften or smooth.
herbs (and other medications) used to mechanically soften and protect tissues.
Emollients prevent dryness and protect the skin, acting as a barrier. Water is the best emollient, but because it evaporates quickly it is ineffective. It needs to be hold on the skin by emollient oils in what is called emulsion. Synthetic emollients coat the skin and don't let it breath, which can cause irritation.
Keywords:  render, flexible, solids, soft, applied
when applied to the solids of the body, render them soft and flexible.