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Tribehenin

* A conditioning agent

Tribehenin is known as a glyceryl triester or glyceryl tribehenate, comprised of mixture of glycerin, a smoothing lubricant and humectant, and behenic acid, a plant-derived fatty acid and conditioner. Tribehenin is found in animal and vegetable fats and oils such as tallow, palm-nut and coconut oils, and is used as a conditioning agent in a wide variety of skin care products, including makeup formulas, creams and lotions, sunscreen products, and skin care and skin cleansing products (CosmeticsInfo.org and CosmeticsCop.com).

* A conditioning agent

Functions:

Tribehenin is known as a glyceryl triester or glyceryl tribehenate, comprised of mixture of glycerin, a smoothing lubricant and humectant, and behenic acid, a plant-derived fatty acid and conditioner. Tribehenin is found in animal and vegetable fats and oils such as tallow, palm-nut and coconut oils, and is used as a conditioning agent in a wide variety of skin care products, including makeup formulas, creams and lotions, sunscreen products, and skin care and skin cleansing products (CosmeticsInfo.org and CosmeticsCop.com).

Tribehenin is CIR approved.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Tribehenin is considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database, which notes that it can be a penetration enhancer and assist other chemicals in reaching lower levels of the skin. According to a study published in the International Journal of Toxicology entitled "Final report on the safety assessment of … Tribehenin," Tribehenin is non-toxic, and at concentrations up to 40%, was found to be a non irritant in patch tests.

Recommended Products w/ Tribehenin:

BeFine Lip Serum, MD Skincare Lift and Lighten Eye CreamYves Rocher Culture Bio Wake Up Cream, Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Skin Therapy Lotion, April Rain Day Rainew, Min New York Form Styling Cream, Derma Radiant Anti-Wrinkle Complex, Hydropeptide Eye Extreme Dark Circle Concentrate, IQ Derma Essentials RestorEyes Firming Eye Cream, NIA 24, Skinn Reorganize Night Eye Balm and Wrinkle Balm Night Treatment, Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper, Colorscience Lip Polish Wands
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