Texture enhancer and emollient as used in cosmetics. It can potentially be problematic for those with oily skin, depending on the amount in the product and your skin’s response.
Isopropyl palmitate may be synthetic or derived from plant and animal sources.
Reference for this information:
Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 2006, issue 3, pages 507-512
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