It is a polar lipid that can sometimes be used in higher concentrations as an emollient and can also form the base for the non-aqueous portion of the formulation.
|Typical use level|
As a non-aqueous base, the concentration could be up to 5% w/w
|Benefits / Claims|
Occlusive effect also increases hydration, which can act as a driving force for drug penetration into the skin. Polar lipid having solubilizing capacity for some actives