Oleyl alcohol is a mixture of unsaturated and saturated long-chain fatty alcohols mainly made up of oleyl alcohol and elaidyl alcohol. Being oily in nature, Oleyl alcohol finds good use as an emollient in topical formulations.
|Typical use level|
Listed in IID. As an emollient in creams, it can be evaluated in the range of 2 - 5%
|Benefits / Claims|
Functions as a penetration enhancer. Also confers occlusivity to the skin