Isopropyl Myriastate 50ml
You’ve most likely heard of moisture-enabling ingredients glycerin and hyaluronic acid, but we’re willing to bet you’ve never heard of isopropyl myristate. Though, if you were to do a quick scan of the skincare and personal care products currently in your bathroom, we’re also willing to bet that it’s in a large percentage of them. An emollient ingredient, isopropyl myristate helps to strengthen the skin barrier, ensuring that moisture stays locked in. But, unlike other emollients, the benefits don’t stop there.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Emollient, though it also acts as a thickening agent and lubricant in beauty products.
MAIN BENEFITS: Strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier to lock in hydration, enhances the penetration of other ingredients, thickens formulas, and makes those with a high oil content feel silky rather than greasy.
Isopropyl Myristate is an ester of isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol) and myristic acid (a fatty acid that naturally occurs in coconut and palm oils).
It is a very lightweight emollient and can be used as a carrier oil in many applications.
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Isopropyl Myristate is included in formulas to dramatically reduce the greasy/oily feel
It’s brilliant in recipes with large amounts of butters that are famous for a heavier skin feel (like shea).
Isopropyl Myristate is also a great lightweight emollient, you can include it in recipes as an alternative to a liquid carrier oil to make for a lighter, faster-absorbing product.
Appearance: Thin clear liquid
Texture: Smooth, thin, liquid
Scent: Low to none
Absorbency: Speed Fast
Approximate Melting Point: Below 25°C
pH: 6.5–7.5 (5% solution in water)
Isopropyl Myristate is good at reducing the greasy feel of other ingredients.
Whipped Shea Citrus Body Butter
32.25g | 64.5% refined shea butter
5g | 10% isopropyl myristate
11.8g | 23.6% sweet almond oil
0.25g | 0.5% Vitamin E
0.2g | 0.4% lemon essential oil
0.25g | 0.5% orange essential oil
0.25g | 0.5% grapefruit essential oil
Weigh the shea butter into a deep bowl and whip it with a set of electric beaters until it is uniform, light, and fluffy. Add the isopropyl myristate, and beat again until the mixture is light and thoroughly combined. Add the sweet almond oil, and whip again until the mixture is uniform, light, and fluffy.
Weigh the vitamin E and essential oils out into a small dish. Add a scoop of the whipped body butter and stir to combine before transferring that mixture back into the master bowl and whipping to combine.
That’s it! Transfer to a 50g