Origin: Multi-step process to form a branched C16 hydrocarbon from petroleum derivatives.
Overview: Isohexadecane is an oil-free emollient and solvent obtained from petroleum derivatives. It is a branched hydrocarbon dry-finish emollient that leaves a light and silky feeling on the skin. It is an ideal cleansing ingredient and is compatible with silicone.
- Face creams
- Face oils
- Color cosmetics
- Makeup removers
- Hair care
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 50% added to the oil phase of formulas.