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Isopropyl Myristate

Isopropyl Myristate

What-it-does: emollient, perfuming
Irritancy: 3
Comedogenicity: 3-5

Official CosIng Information


A  clear, colorless oil-like liquid that makes the skin feel smooth and nice (aka emollient) and it does so without it being greasy.

What's more, it can even reduce the heavy, greasy feel in products with high oil content. It's also fast-spreading meaning that it gives the formula a good, nice slip. It absorbs quickly into the skin and helps other ingredients to penetrate quicker and deeper. 

Thanks to all this, it's one of the most commonly used emollients out there. There is just one little drawback: it has a high comedogenic index (5 out of 5...), so it might clog pores if you're prone to it. 

Products with Isopropyl Myristate

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil Avon True Nutra Effects Lightweight Cleansing Oil BONAJOUR Deep Cleansing Oil Bielita Magic Marocco Hydrophilic Oil Dermafix Dermaprep Pre-Cleanse Dirty works Pure Beauty Facial Oil Essence Studio Nails Caring Nail Oil Eyetitude Fixzer Instant Eye Repair Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm Ivy Aïa Cleansing Oil Neutrogena Body Oil - Light Sesame Formula Okame Camellia Cleansing Balm RCMA Foundation The Face Shop Light Cleansing Oil The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Source Of Nature Eye Make-Up Remover White Tea & Buriti Oil 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream 111SKIN Space Anti Age Day Cream Nac Y2 Advanced Clinicals Collagen Serum Advanced Clinicals Professional Strength Retinol Anti Aging Serum Aroma labora Skin Defence Day Cream SPF 30 Avon Heavenly Hydration Facial Oil Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Hand Cream - Fragrance Free Biotherm Biosource Cleansing Milk Normal/Combination Skin Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter Boom Stick Color Catrice Cosmetics Camouflage Cream Cosmedix Phytoharmony Balancing Moisturizer Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion Deoproce Soft & Smooth Moisture Body Oil (Apricot) Ella Baché Floral Oil Body Cleanser Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream Huxley Moroccan Gardener Body Oil J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist - Lavender Kelly Pearl Cream Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant And Deodorant Cream Lancôme Énergie De Vie The Smoothing & Purifying Cleansing Oil Laura Mercier Purifying Cleansing Oil Lavido Age Away Hydrating Cream Marcelle Moisture Lotion Margaret Dabbs London Nail & Cuticle Treatment Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer Mario Badescu Chamomile Night Cream Marlow Men's Facial Moisturizer Nr. 123 Marlowe Facial Moisturizer Neutriderm Vitamin E Moisturising Lotion Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Cleansing Balm Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Oil For Face And Eyes