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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Skin Which of these is the least occlusive?

  • Which of these is the least occlusive?

    Posted by Graillotion on January 8, 2023 at 2:12 am

    C10-18 Triglycerides

    Brassica glycerides

    Cetyl palmitate

    Myristyl Myristate

    I am trying to select the least occlusive of these for my emulsified deo.

    ngarayeva001 replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • zetein

    January 8, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    What is the difference between INCI “xxxx oil” and “xxxx glycerides”? What chemical modification happened? And what is the point of this modification?

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    January 9, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Occlusiveness depends on concentration, structure of the formula & other ingredients, so your question is not easily answered. 

  • ngarayeva001

    January 10, 2023 at 6:38 am

    If your question is which of the listed ingredients feel subjectively more waxy then myristyl myristate and cetyl palmitate would feel more ‘waxy’ at 3% concentration in o/w emulsion with 10% oil than C10-18. Source: my anecdotal opinion based on my kitchen tests of all three (and a couple of others). Having said that everyone’s perception is different