It is a polar lipid that can solubilize many types of actives. It has an occlusive effect, thus exhibiting emollient activity.
|Typical use level|
IID approved level is 2.5% for topical gels. For creams and emulsions, levels in the range of 1 - 2.5% can be evaluated for emollience.
|Benefits / Claims|
occlusive effect also increases hydration, which can act as a driving force for drug penetration into the skin.