Decyl Oleate



No known benefits

Decyl Oleate description

Decyl oleate is a skin-conditioning agent with research backing its ability to improve immediate skin hydration. Its composition is similar to skin’s natural lipids.

Decyl Oleate references

  • Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis, December 2013, pages 193-200
  • European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, October 2003, pages 601-607
  • International Journal of Toxicology, January 2003, pages 11-12

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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