Isostearic Acid

Our database includes 463 products that contain Isostearic Acid.

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Fungal Acne


Isostearic acid is a saturated fatty acid. Its structure makes it a great surfactant.

Surfactants help decrease the surface tension between two liquids. This property also makes it an effective emulsifier. Emulsifiers help prevent waters and oils from separating in a product.

Isostearic Acid is created from oleic acid.

This ingredient may not be Malassezia folliculitis, or fungal-acne safe.

Isostearic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.3% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Cleansing, Emulsifying

Community Stats

77 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fungal Acne • Sensitivity • Dryness

Where it's used

Isostearic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 22 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Isostearic Acid the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 77840
  • EC #:  250-178-0
  • All Functions: Binding, Cleansing, Emulsifying, Surfactant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.