The ester of isoamyl alcohol and lauric acid, this plant- or synthetic-based texture-enhancing ingredient feels velvety-soft. Used to help keep pigments dispersed in makeup products such as foundations and also because it enhances the spreadability of products. Paula’s Choice Skincare uses the plant-derived, 100% natural form of this ingredient.
Reference for this information:
Cossma, April 2015, pages 12-15