Palmitic Acid is a fatty acid found in our skin. In cosmetics, it is usually derived from palm oil. It is a cleanser, emollient, and emulsifier.
As an emollient, it helps hydrate the skin. The emulsifying properties keep ingredients together in a product.
Palmitic Acid may not be fungal-acne safe. It can worsen oily skin and cause breakouts due to its emollient nature.
Palmitic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 4.3% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Palmitic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Palmitic Acid the most:
Products with Palmitic Acid
- CosIng ID: 78421
- INCI Name: PALMITIC ACID
- EC #: 200-312-9
- All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying