Isopropyl Myristate

What-it-does: emollient
Irritancy: 3
Comedogenicity: 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 Neutrogena Body Oil - Light Sesame Formula RCMA Foundation The Face Shop Light Cleansing Oil The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion Advanced Clinicals Professional Strength Retinol Anti Aging Serum Catrice Cosmetics Camouflage Cream Ella Baché Floral Oil Body Cleanser Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Cleansing Balm TonyMoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm Tula Volume Defense Deep Wrinkle Serum Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Cocoa Radiant Inecto Naturals Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum L'Oreal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk L'oreal Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream RETIRIDES Retirides 1.0 Rouses Point Pharmaceuticals Tretinoin Cream 0.025% Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil Decubal Hand Cream Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Moisture Cream Marcelle City 24H Anti-Pollution Day & Night Moisturizing Emulsion Missha Near Skin Ph Balancing Cleansing Cream Pond's Clarant B3 Normal To Dry Skin Correcting Cream Superdrug Calm Skin Hydrating 2In1 Serum & Moisturiser The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Cream TonyMoly Wonder Apricot Deep Cleansing Oil e.l.f. Foundation Palette Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil MINISO Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lotion Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask Prai Ageless Face Forward Creme UDDERLY SMOOTH Udder Cream Advanced Clinicals Collagen Skin Rescue Lotion Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair Valmont 24 Hour Eternal Secret Dermo Renewal Serum Mario Badescu A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer Milk & Co Ultra Light Face Moisturiser Santaderm Emulsie Cu D-Panthenol 9% Shiseido Anessa Perfect Uv Sunscreen Skin Care Milk Spf50+ Pa++++ Joelle Ciocco Sensitive Skin Cream Zelens Z-22 Absolute Face Oil Essence Coverstick L'oreal White Perfect Clinical Day Cream Sisley Restorative Facial Cream With Shea Butter Coola Face Spf 30 Mineral Sunscreen Cucumber Matte Finish Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Spf 30 Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion