Emollients include a large variety of compounds with softening and smoothing properties. Specialty emollients  vs. plant oils are more resistant to oxidation and less likely to spoil and need no antioxidants for preservation. In addition, most specialty emollients show very good spread ability on the skin and can dependent upon its type provide a satiny, smooth and non-greasy feel to the skin. Typically, they are non-comedogenic, non-allergic and non-irritant.