Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is a synthetic oil used as an emollient, thickening agent, or lubricant in beauty products such as aftershaves, shampoos, bath oils, antiperspirants, deodorants, oral hygiene products, and various creams and lotions.
A unique characteristic of Isopropyl Myristate is its ability to reduce the greasy feel caused by the high oil content of other ingredients in a product. This synthetic oil is often added to beauty products to give them a slicker, sheer feel rather than an oily one.
Isopropyl Myristate is easily absorbed by the skin, ensuring quick penetration of a formula's ingredients. We use 2% in all of our lotions and creams which leaves us with a less greasy product but still slick enough to feel like a lotion.
Usage rates: 2-5% in lotions and creams
30-40% in bath oils
INCI: Isopropyl myristate