I'm looking for an emollient for a face cream that is non-greasy and absorbs quickly. So far, the best I've found is Heptyl Undecylenate. Unfortunately, I can't stand its odor. I also tried C13-15 Alkane and it was pretty good, but it was too light and absorbed too quickly, in fact it disappeared while applying the cream. I've tried mixing it with squalane or some other more greasy emollients, but the result was not good.
I also tried:
- Triheptanoin (too greasy),
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (too greasy),
- Isoamyl Laurate,
- Cetiol Ultimate (bad odor, too light),
- Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate (and) Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables (too greasy).
I know that the above emollients are not considered greasy, so to be precise, my point is that they absorb too slowly, or add shine, or just sit on the face. My goal is for the cream to be absorbed within 1-2 minutes and be almost imperceptible afterwards.