Myristic Acid is a saturated fatty acid. It is naturally found in milk fat. Other sources include palm oil, coconut oil, and butter fat.
Myristic Acid is an emulsifer and cleanser. As an emulsifer, it stabilizes a product by preventing ingredients from separating. Myristic Acid helps clean your skin by acting as a surfactant. It tends to gather oil and dirt on your skin to be easily rinsed away.
One study from 2021 found Myristic Acid to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Myristic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.3% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Myristic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Myristic Acid the most:
Products with Myristic Acid
- CosIng ID: 35442
- INCI Name: MYRISTIC ACID
- EC #: 208-875-2
- All Functions: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Perfuming