Know Your Ingredients: Myristic Acid

by Gio

Myristic_acid

What it is
Myristic Acid is a fatty acid naturally found in some foods and oils such as coconut oil, pal oil and nutmeg.

What it does
Myristic Acid is a surfactant: it helps water mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. It foams well.
In addition, it is used as an opacifying agent: it reduces the clear appearance of cosmetics, such as concealers formulated to hide blemishes.

Side effects
Myristic Acid is moderately comedogenic.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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4 comments

Kiss & Make-up September 28, 2013 - 8:19 am

I will pay attention to it from now on, thanks.

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beautifulwithbrains September 29, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Kiss & Make-up, you’re welcome.

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Janessa September 29, 2013 - 7:36 am

Myristates! I’ve rid them from my skincare routine thanks to you 🙂

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beautifulwithbrains September 29, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Janessa, well done! 🙂

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