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Being an oily liquid, Octyldodecanol creates an occlusive film on the skin increasing the skin hydration and promoting penetration of actives through the skin. It can thus be used as a penetration enhancer.
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Primary function
Penetration enhancer
Typical use level
Listed in IID. For creams and emulsions, it can be evaluated as a penetration enhancer up to 5% w/w
Physical data

  • Appearance: Clear, colourless, or yellowish, oily liquid

Benefits / Claims
Superior emollience and can also be evaluated as a solvent for topical drugs
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