Shukla, V.K.S.: Extending the shelf life of cosmetic products through novel stabilization of exotic butters and oils

One of the principal reasons for use of a lipid material in cosmetics is its emol­liency. The term »emollient« is of Latin origin meaning a material capable of smoothening dry and wrinkled skins and maintaining these conditions for a certain period of time. Water alone is capable of exhibiting such effects but the effects are short lived due to its quick evaporation.