Being an oily liquid, Octyldodecanol creates an occlusive film on the skin increasing the skin hydration and promoting penetration of actives through the skin. It can thus be used as a penetration enhancer.
|Typical use level|
Listed in IID. For creams and emulsions, it can be evaluated as a penetration enhancer up to 5% w/w
|Benefits / Claims|
Superior emollience and can also be evaluated as a solvent for topical drugs