Myristyl Myristate

Pigment wetting agent
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Many emollient esters for creating creams and lotions that provide an optimum skin feel, depending on preference and application, are now available on the market. Myristyl Myristate is one of the most popular esters used as an ingredient in the skincare industry.

Myristyl Myristate is an ester of myristic acid with myristyl alcohol. The white, wax-like substance is used as an easily spreadable oil component in oil-in-water emulsions, especially in lotions, to improve the water-in-oil emulsions' consistency.

Myristyl Myristate is an emollient for adjusting the rub-in and after-feel of creams, lotions, or bath preparations. It is also used for thickening, viscosity control, and pigment dispensing vehicles for active ingredients.

Myristyl Myristate is a flake wax with a low melting point, liquefying at skin temperature. It has a dry, emollient feel on the skin and improves the density, whiteness, and stability of emulsions. It is used in creams and lotions at about 1-10%.
Tetradecyl myristate

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