New Popular Ingredient: Isopropyl Myristate

Ready to up your cosmetic-making game? One of our newest oleochemicals is here to help: Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) – RSPO MB (C2200). Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is a colorless liquid oleochemical. A product of esterized Myristic acid and Isopropyl alcohol, this raw material is incorporated into formulations of everyday beauty products such as lipsticks, foundations, and moisturizers as well as lotions, creams, cleansers, and shampoos.

What makes this unique item so popular? It is an extremely effective emollient, locking moisture into the skin! It can also act as a thickening or lubricating agent, enhancing the texture. Isopropyl Myristate has a unique property of improving the penetration of other ingredients in a formulation.

This palm-based item is tagged RSPO MB – but what does that mean? RSPO is an acronym for a certification body/organization: Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil. MB stands for Mass Balance. RSPO-MB is a certain type of certification that allows the overall production of both RSPO and non-RSPO certified palm oil to maintain an even balance, hence the Mass Balance designation. There are controlled qualities of administrative traceability of both the input and mixing of RSPO and non-RSPO certified palm oil.

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