#alltheingredients: Isohexadecane – C16 hydrocarbon (light, non-greasy, silky feeling emollient)

It really feels like it’s isomer month there on the blog! Let’s take a look at a new-to-me hydrocarbon, Isohexadecane (C16), the isomer of hexadecane! But first, if you aren’t familiar with hydrocarbons, check out these posts found in the emollients section of the blog! These are long chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms without...

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#alltheingredients: Isopropyl isostearate (IPIS) – an isopropyl ester

Isopropyl isostearate (IPIS) is an isopropyl ester related to isopropyl myristate (IPM), isopropyl palmitate (IPP), and isopropyl stearate (IPS). It’s a low viscosity, non-greasy, hydrophobic (water-hating), medium polarity, water white, odourless, and clear ester derived from isostearic acid. We use it as a skin conditioning and occlusive emollient that’s more water resistant than isopropyl myristate...

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Creating formulas with isopropyl palmitate (IPP): Silky, smooth, non-greasy, emulsified lotion bar for the shower

Over the last week, we’ve learned that the isopropyl esters are light, fast spreading, non-greasy, and silky, and they can be used with emulsified or anhydrous (without water) products. We met isopropyl myristate (IPM), then made a less greasy, lighter anhydrous whipped body butter with shea, then we met isopropyl palmitate (IPP), which you could use...

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#alltheingredients: Isopropyl stearate (IPS) – an isopropyl ester

Isopropyl stearate (IPS) is an isopropyl ester related to isopropyl myristate (IPM), isopropyl palmitate (IPP), and isopropyl isostearate (IPIS). It’s a low viscosity, non-greasy, hydrophobic (water-hating) ester derived from stearic acid. To learn more about these isopropyl esters, check out this post on isomers and this post on comparing isopropyl esters! Click here to learn...

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