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Isopropyl Myristate is an ester included in formulas to dramatically reduce the greasy/oily feel; it’s works wonders in formulations like lotion bars for a glidy, smooth non-greasy feel. Formulations with large amounts of butters that are infamous for a heavier skin feel. Try it in your whipped butters to reduce the heavy greasy feel.
Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is a colourless, liquid synthetic oleochemical derived from esterized Myristic acid and Isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl myristate is a common ingredient in cosmetic products, particularly moisturizing personal care products like lotions, creams, or serums.
It is an extremely effective emollient and can act as a thickening or lubricating agent. Isopropyl Myristate is unique in that it enhances the penetration of other ingredients in a formulation, allowing for a variety of applications.
Include it in the oil phase of your products; it can be hot or cold processed.
This Isopropyl Myristate carries RSPO-MB Certification, one of four certification levels offered by the RSPO which monitors the trade of sustainably certified and non-sustainably certified palm oil. The Mass Balance certification allows the overall production of both RSPO and non-RSPO certified palm oil to maintain an even balance, hence its Mass Balance designation, with administrative traceability of the input and mixing of RSPO and non-RSPO certified palm oil, but at controlled quantities.
Usage rates: 2-5% in lotions and creams & Lotion bars
30-40% in bath oils
INCI: Isopropyl myristate
|Approximate Melting Point||Below 25°C|
|pH||6.5–7.5 (5% solution in water)|
Colour: Clear thin