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Isopropyl Palmitate

*Isopropyl palmitate is the ester product of isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid (palm oil) *Palm oil may be sourced from animals according to PETA *Read TIA's article Myths About Botanical Beauty Products *Read TIA's article Olympics Day 7 - Anti-Aging Serums *Read TIA's article Best of 2013 Products of the Year and A Recap of All the Winners

Due to the fact this ingredient is sourced from oil, it has many similar properties to other common oils. This molecule has a long chain oxigenated structure which can increase the skin penetration of other lipophillic substances (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). Like many other long chain molecules it has been found to have skin conditioning, moisturizing, anti-static and binding properties. It has also been used as a fragrance ingredient in deodorants. This compound has been found in a myriad of products including moisteurizer, lipstick, eye shadow, conditioner, concealer and all manner of anti-aging skin care products according to the Cosmetics Database. 

*Isopropyl palmitate is the ester product of isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid (palm oil)

*Palm oil may be sourced from animals according to PETA

*Read TIA's article Myths About Botanical Beauty Products

*Read TIA's article Olympics Day 7 - Anti-Aging Serums

*Read TIA's article Best of 2013 Products of the Year and A Recap of All the Winners

Functions:

Due to the fact this ingredient is sourced from oil, it has many similar properties to other common oils. This molecule has a long chain oxigenated structure which can increase the skin penetration of other lipophillic substances (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). Like many other long chain molecules it has been found to have skin conditioning, moisturizing, anti-static and binding properties. It has also been used as a fragrance ingredient in deodorants. This compound has been found in a myriad of products including moisteurizer, lipstick, eye shadow, conditioner, concealer and all manner of anti-aging skin care products according to the Cosmetics Database

Safety measures/Side effects:

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has found this ingredient to have no inhalation toxicity, but to be a possible skin irritant. This ingredient is FDA approved and is shown to be perfectly safe for use in cosmetics, however it's use is limited in foodstuffs.

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