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  • C12-C13 Alkyl Lactate … always a chemical scent?

    Posted by graillotion on May 21, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    Playing with a new ingredient….and applied C12-C13 Alkyl Lactate neat to my skin. Noticed it had a chemically scent…not overwhelming…but certainly couldn’t overlook it. In fact….24 hours later, the chemical scent was still recognizable on that tested area of skin (underarm).

    I got this sample from the Thai place, so I do not know the source (mfg) company. But my question is…will all suppliers of C12-C13 Alkyl Lactate likely have this chemical smell….or did I just end up with a sample from the one company…that has odor?

    I tossed it into a scented formula….and don’t believe it is detectable…but used a stronger fragrance type…and am wondering…if it would bleed through….with more subtle fragrances.

    • This discussion was modified 9 months ago by  Graillotion.
    • This discussion was modified 9 months ago by  Graillotion.
    ccchem replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • ccchem

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    September 28, 2023 at 11:39 pm

    I got this from an Italian place a few weeks ago. There’s no scent right out the bottle. I am using it in a fragrance-free cream, in combination with other esters and d350. Nothing stands out in the final product.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  ccchem.

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