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Isopropyl Myristate

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


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 Bielita Magic Marocco Hydrophilic Oil Dermafix Dermaprep Pre-Cleanse Dirty works Pure Beauty Facial Oil Essence Studio Nails Caring Nail 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 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 Catrice Cosmetics Camouflage Cream Cosmedix Phytoharmony Balancing Moisturizer Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion Ella Baché Floral Oil Body Cleanser Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream 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 Margaret Dabbs London Nail & Cuticle Treatment Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer Mario Badescu Chamomile Night Cream 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 Pixi Pearl Brightening Oil Revolution x Jake Jamie Coconut, Mango & Chia Seed Radiant Glow Face Mask Sabon Exfoliant TonyMoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm Tula Volume Defense Deep Wrinkle Serum Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Cocoa Radiant ACO Face Anti Age Revitalising Night Cream Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer Normal/Dry Skin Avon nutraeffects Ageless Tri-Phase Elixir Balea Reinigungsöl CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Lotion Cosmedix Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturizer Inecto Naturals Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum