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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 Kiko Anti-Age Peeling Maui Moisture Frangipani Body Oil Neutrogena Body Oil - Light Sesame Formula Neutrogena Body Oil Fragrance Free Okame Camellia Cleansing Balm Oriflame Love Nature Purifying Tea Tree Oil RCMA Foundation Superdrug Vitamin C Facial Cleaning Oil Tanologist Overnight Gradual Tan Treatment Oil The Face Shop Light Cleansing Oil The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light 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 24K Gold DNA Therapy Omega & Hyaluronic Acid Nourishing Night Cream Advanced Clinicals Collagen Serum Advanced Clinicals Complete 5-In-1 Eye Serum, Multi-Correction 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 BioEssence Bio-Renew Cleansing Milk Biotherm Biosource Cleansing Milk Normal/Combination Skin Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter Boom Stick Color Boots Original Lip Salve Spf15 Catrice Cosmetics Camouflage Cream Chistaya Liniya Face Cream From 55 Years Old - Pure Line Cien Double Action Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof Cosmedix Phytoharmony Balancing Moisturizer DNA Therapy 24K Gold Night Cream Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion Deoproce Soft & Smooth Moisture Body Oil (Apricot) Dermadoctor Total Nonscents Ultra-Gentle Brightening Antiperspirant Dermal Therapy Sensitive Skin Care EXEL Facial Scrub Cream Ella Baché Floral Oil Body Cleanser