Isopropyl Palmitate



Isopropyl Palmitate description

Isopropyl palmitate is a texture enhancer and emollient as used in cosmetics. It can potentially be problematic for those with oily skin, depending on the amount in the product and your skin’s response. Isopropyl palmitate may be synthetic or derived from plant and animal sources.

Isopropyl Palmitate references

  • Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 2006, issue 3, pages 507-512

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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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Not Rated