What it is
Palmitic Acid is a fatty acid that naturally occurs in food. It can also be synthetically derived from palm and coconut oil.
What it does
Palmitic Acid is a cleansing agent. It helps water mix with oil and dirt so that they can be easily removed. It also produces foam.
Palmitic Acid, like all cleansing agents, can be drying.
(Source: Biophysical Journal)
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