Isododecane is a petroleum derived emollient of 12 carbons in length. It is a key ingredient in the cosmetics market. The substance is used for its emollient properties in a large number of skin care and hair treatment products. It is also a major ingredient in long-lasting makeup products, such as waterproof mascaras or long-lasting liquid lipsticks.
Volatile solvent - great for dry-touch or quick-dry formulations including formulations that work by forming a film (long wear lipsticks, sunscreens, mascara).
Excellent Solvency so great for oil cleansers, pigment wetting, active delivery etc.
Use Levels: 1-100%.
Heat Tolerance: Isododecane can be used in hot process formulations.
Formulating Ideas: Colour cosmetics including; mascara and lipstick, quick dry skincare, hair oils, cleansing oils, oil serums with light touch.
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