Take Up to 25% Off Storewide During Our Memorial Day Sale!

My Cart 0 $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Problems Adding to Cart? Click here for assistance.

C13-14 Isoparaffin

* An emollient

Functions of C13-14 Isoparaffin:

C13-14 Isoparaffin is a mixture of hydrocarbons (mineral oils) derived from petroleum, and is used in cosmetics and personal care products primarily as an emollient, and also considered a thickening agent or gelling ingredient (FaceProducts-Online). Little additional information is available regarding C13-14 Isoparaffin, and isoparaffins are simply defined as gelling or thickening agents; petroleum is a known moisturizer.

Safety Measures/Side Effects of C13-14 Isoparaffin:

According to Marta's post about Aquaphor and Petroleum Safety, "certain impurities may be in the petrolatum and they can cause allergies and even be a carcinogen. Cosmetics should use highly refined petroleum that has been cleaned of these impurities."

Nonetheless, the Cosmetics Database rates C13-14 Isoparaffin as a low hazard ingredient, noting the only concerns as organ system toxicity based on animal studies that showed effects at moderate doses. The EWG does cite that C13-14 Isoparaffin is considered a pesticide inert by the Environmental Protection Agency, meaning that it could be potentially toxic. No other studies were found that listed any negative side effects or health hazards regarding the use of topically applied C13-14 Isoparaffin.

Recommended Products with C13-14 Isoparaffin:

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair ($58 in the shop); M.A.D Skin Care Illuminating Daily Moisturizer ($50 in the shop) ; Medik8 Red Alert for Body ($75 in the shop); Lumixyl GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion ($60 in the shop); Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Age Repair Body Lift ($95 in the shop); Medik8 Hydr8 Day XD Youth Activating Moisturiser ($80 in the shop)

As much as possible, products in the Truth In Aging shop are chosen for their safety profile as well as effectiveness.

sign up for our newsletter

truth in aging's five best

Truth In Aging's Five Best

The very best to choose from for your skin concerns.

Read More

truth in aging videos

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

meet our contributors

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

be inspired

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More

  Loading...