Ethylhexyl Palmitate (2-ethylhexyl palmitate) is an ester of 2-ethylhexanol and palmitic acid, a multifunctional skincare ingredient that improves the skin feel of the final product. It's the perfect replacement for mineral oils like petrolatum.
This multi-purpose ester provides a more decadent skin feel and imparts “mid-feel” to emulsion during rub-out. Ethylhexyl Palmitate is a non-occlusive emollient with medium spreading properties. In addition, it may act as a carrying agent and solvent for other ingredients, fixative for fragrance, and pigment wetting agent in decorative cosmetics.