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INCI: Isopropyl Myristate is a clear liquid. It is also known as IPM. IPM is used in a variety of ways and in a variety of products- from lotions, creams to fragranced products.
When added to lotions & creams it promotes a silky , smooth feel. IPM can help eliminate the greasy feel of oils in products made without water (anhydrous) like lotion bars, lip balms, etc...
IPM is also used in cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations or where you need good, fast absorption through skin is desired. It is also used as a solvent in emulsions and bath oils. IPM is soluble in castor, cottonseed,and other oils. It is also soluble in many alcohols. It is NOT soluble in water, glycerin, and propylene glycol.
Here are some suggested starting usage rates: Lotions & Creams 2% - 5% Lipstick & Lip Balms 1% - 5% Lotion Bars (using all oils/butters) 5% , Massage Oils 4% - 10%
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