PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate
A type of lipid that is used in liposome technology. It has a special chemical structure (a water-loving PEG head with two oil-loving tails) that allows forming thermodynamically stable liposomes.
This means when Peg-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate is mixed with water it forms tiny bilayered circles (with an active ingredient in the middle of it) spontaneously. This is useful both for stabilizing unstable ingredients (such as pure Vitamin C) as well as for solubilizing difficult ingredients (such as cholesterol).
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- Barel, André O., Marc Paye, and Howard I. Maibach, eds. Handbook of cosmetic science and technology, 2nd Edition, Novel Liposomes. CRC Press.