INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - OCTYLDODECANOL

SUMMARY: GOOD |  SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A well-known emollient, emulsifier and anti-foaming agent, used in personal care products.

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WHAT IS OCTYLDODECANOL: Octyldodecanol is used in a wide range of products such as hair conditioners, foundations, eye makeup, skin moisturizers, skin cleansers and other skincare products. It is a long-chain fatty acid and is a clear colourless liquid. It is generally used as an anti-foaming agent, emollient, emulsifier, texture enhancer. 

 REVIEW OF OCTYLDODECANOL

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/ Review

GOOD

1

  

 

Octyldodecanol is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF OCTYLDODECANOL: The versatile Octyldodecanol has the following benefits:

  • Acts as an emollient: It keeps the skin hydrated and makes it softer and smoother. It makes the skin look younger.
  • Acts as an emulsifier: It keeps the oil and water mixed and prevents them from dispersing into their separate constituents. It rinses off all the dirt and grime accumulated in the hair. 
  • Works as an anti-foaming agent: It reduces the tendency of the product to foam upon being shaken.
  • Improves texture: It imparts gel-like consistency to the formulations which makes it easier to apply the products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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