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  • Octyldodecanol….and what it does to haptics? Where do I use it.

    Posted by graillotion on December 31, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    A while back….I purchased Octyldodecanol for a project, and never ended up using it.  I have also recently been reading some older George Deckner articles…and he listed octyldodecanol as an ‘emollient used to modify skin feel’.

    Since I have never used it….I do not understand what type of skin feel will it typically bring to formulation?  (I am typically using behenyl alcohol…as I tend to think cetyl is too unctuous for my preference.)

    As a low viscosity liquid…yet a fatty alcohol…will it provide any increase of viscosity in formulation?

    What situations….is this a ‘go to’ ingredient?  (In the context of emulsions)

    I just want to make sure…I have not missed out on something special….by never opening this bottle! :)

    Current project is a deo cream…and I think this product gets some facetime in deo products?!


    ngarayeva001 replied 2 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • graillotion

    December 31, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Is it simply an emollient that falls somewhere between CCT and CCT…and very stable?

    As someone once said….’a filler’?

  • pattsi

    January 1, 2022 at 8:11 am

    I don’t know much about its chemistry, I only know it was used to solubilize one particular ingredient in one of our products.

  • PhilGeis

    January 1, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Crazy George Deckner - great formulator

  • ngarayeva001

    January 2, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Octyldodecanol is a fabulous ingredient for lipbalms. It goes exceptionally well with petrolatum. It also works great in various anhydrous products like body oil.

  • ngarayeva001

    January 2, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Basically everywhere where you need spreadability and glide. It’s is also polar.

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