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Isoamyl Laurate

fatty acid ester

Isoamyl Laurate

Other Name(s):

CAS# 6309-51-9; Isopentyl Laurate

Isoamyl Laurate is made using lauric acid, and isoamyl alcohol. Lauric acid is a naturally occuring fatty acid present in high amounts in coconut and palm kernel oil. Isoamyl alcohol is made using byproducts from ethanol fermentation.

Is Isoamyl Laurate Faithful to Nature?


Isoamyl Laurate is a natural ingredient which can be made using sustainable raw materials. It has useful properties for skin and cosmetics formulation. It may however be derived using GMO and/or palm oil raw materials.

Benefits: Why is Isoamyl Laurate Used?

Natural Alternative

Isoamyl Laurate is described by many as a natural alternative for silicones in skin care.

Smooth Texture

Isoamyl Laurate enhances cosmetic smoothness due to its velvety texture.

Conditioning Properties

Isoamyl Laurate conditions the skin and leaves it soft and supple. In hair care it helps to detangle hair.


Isoamyl Laurate is used as an emulsifying agent in skin care formulations

Isoamyl Laurate is used extensively in lipsticks, concealers, foundations, bronzers, bb creams, moisturisers, and much more.

Isoamyl Laurate is made by esterification of isoamyl alcohol and lauric acid.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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