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Tridecyl Trimellitate

* An emollient

Little information is available regarding Tridecyl Trimellitate, although it is considered an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It is also used as a thickener, according to CosmeticsCop.com. In a patent filed by Lipo Chemicals, Inc. of New Jersey, it is noted as an active ingredient that serves as a mineral oil substitute. Tridecyl Trimellitate is the ester of tridecyl alcohol and trimellitic acid. It has been found that by combining Tridecyl Trimellitate with other esters, "the viscosity and feel of mineral oil can be matched, the resulting product being a substitute for mineral oil in toiletry and cosmetic compositions."

* An emollient

Functions:

Little information is available regarding Tridecyl Trimellitate, although it is considered an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It is also used as a thickener, according to CosmeticsCop.com. In a patent filed by Lipo Chemicals, Inc. of New Jersey, it is noted as an active ingredient that serves as a mineral oil substitute. Tridecyl Trimellitate is the ester of tridecyl alcohol and trimellitic acid. It has been found that by combining Tridecyl Trimellitate with other esters, "the viscosity and feel of mineral oil can be matched, the resulting product being a substitute for mineral oil in toiletry and cosmetic compositions."

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

The Cosmetics Database considers Tridecyl Trimellitate a low hazard ingredient, although it notes large data gaps in the research and a lack of available information. According to the EWG, this ingredient may be linked to organ system toxicity, and is classified as “Expected to be toxic or harmful” by the Environmental Canada Domestic Substance List, although no studies were found that corroborated this conclusion. No other studies were found that noted negative side effects caused by Tridecyl Trimellitate.

Recommended Products w/ Tridecyl Trimellitate:

Hydropeptide Eye Extreme Dark Circle Concentrate, Neutrogena Visibly Firm Eye Cream, Striking Multi-Vitamin Crème Cleanser
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