Ethylhexyl Palmitate also called and known as Octyl Palmitate, is an Ester of 2-ethylhexanol and palmitic acid
It is a medium spreading emollient used in lotions and creams and many other cosmetic products. It offers good skin feel, and a soft and smooth appearance without greasiness or an oily feel. It has good feel that is similar to a light mineral oil or silicone texture a feel, and is often used as a substitute for these in cosmetic products. Ethyl hexyl palmitate is used in all kinds of cosmetics, beauty products as solvent, carrier, and thickener.
Applications: Lotions, Creams, Sun Care, Color cosmetics, pressed powders, skin care product, sun care products.
Typical Use: Can be added to formulas as is, add to oil phase, use level 2-50%
As with many raw materials and additives, when used at higher than typical application rates may cause skin irritation.
INCI Name: Ethylhexyl palmitate
Clear amber liquid.
Insoluble in water, miscible in oils.
Saponification value 130 - 160.
Storage: Stable when kept in a closed container at a cool & dry place.
For external use only.
Synonym: Octyl Palmitate.