What is Myristic acid?
Myristic acid is a type of saturated fatty acid naturally found in animal fats and plant oils such as coconut oil and palm oil.
It is used as a thickening and emulsifying agent in skincare products like creams, lotions, cleansers, and hair products. It helps give them a firm and creamy texture and stabilizes their formulas. It is an ingredient that enhances consistency and stability.
In addition to its thickening and emulsifying properties, this fatty acid acts as a lubricant. Its ability to reduce friction makes products apply smoothly and distribute evenly, improving the user experience by reducing the sticky or clumpy sensation. This additional characteristic contributes to making products containing Myristic Acid enjoyable to use and more easily absorbed into the skin.
⦁ Emulsifying: Myristic acid is used as an emulsifying agent in various skincare and cosmetic products. It helps mix and stabilize ingredients that would otherwise separate, creating smooth and uniform formulations.
⦁ Thickening: Myristic acid functions as a thickening agent, contributing to the viscosity and consistency of products, which can make them easier to apply and provide a pleasant texture.
⦁ Cleanser: It can be used as a cleanser as it helps remove dirt and excess oil and impurities. This results in clean and soft skin.