Isopropyl Myristate (IPM)

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Isopropyl Myristate is an emollient ester of low viscosity; the product of the reaction of isopropanol with myristic acid (vegetable source). A non-greasy emollient, it is readily adsorbed by the skin. Miscible with most oils, it imparts a dry, velvety emollience to products. IPM is resistant to oxidation and will not become rancid. 


Format: Clear oil, with no odour. 


Common Uses:  IPM is used to reduce the greasiness of lotion bars, whipped butters and emulsions.  IPM is also an effective diluent for fragrance oils.


Solubility: Oil Soluble, not soluble in water.  Soluble in many organic solvents.


Usage Rate: 1%-10%


INCI: Isopropyl Myristate





Safety according to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel:

  • "Safe as used up to 78% in formulas"


CAS#: 110-27-0

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