Octyl Palmitate

Octyl Palmitate 
  • This clear liquid is an ester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and palmitic acid. Palmitic acid is a common saturated fatty acid naturally found in animals and plants – and a major component of palm oil

  • Octyl Palmitate is often used as a substitute for silicones thanks to its dry-slip feel

  • It also works as an emollient: It reduces water loss, keeping skin hydrated for longer. Hydrated skin is smoother, smoother, and plumper. The best part? It leaves no greasy residue on. It’s a dry emollient that feels just like silicones

  • Acts as a lubricant: It reduces friction when you rub it against your skin, making application smoother

  • Pigment wetting agent: A fancy way of saying it helps to improve the distribution of pigments in a formulation, so they don’t all accumulate in one spot

  • Solvent: It helps dissolve other ingredients into a solution. This also helps enhance the penetration of active ingredients, so they work better and faster

  • Although It is a comedogenic product, it happens when used in big quantities. It’s more likely to happen if you have oily/acne-prone skin and are using a cream with a high amount of Octyl Palmitate. Tiny doses are usually safe for oily skin, too

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