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Isopropyl myristate is often called out as being a particularly bad pore-clogging ingredient; however, this assessment comes from dated research that doesn’t apply to how this ingredient is used in today’s cosmetics.
References for this information:
Journal of Cosmetology and Trichology, November 2015, ePublication
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 2012, pages 200-207
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