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Palmitic Acid

Our database includes 1680 products that contain Palmitic Acid.

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Concerns

Oily Skin
Fungal Acne
Comedogenic Rating:   2
Irritancy Rating:   0

Explained

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 4.1% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Emollient, Emulsifying

Community Stats

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

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fungal Acne • Oiliness • Redness

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:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 78421
  • INCI Name: PALMITIC ACID
  • EC #:  200-312-9
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying
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.