Research has shown that lauric acid on skin can help control acne-causing bacteria. The lauric acid fuses to the bacterial membrane of P. acnes bacteria, keeping it from proliferating. Lauric acid can also reduce inflammation from acne. Lauric acid is often used at higher levels to impart a pleasant natural fragrance. Typically Lauric acid is used in cosmetic formulations as a solubiliser in emulsions.
A solid white waxy pellet that is derived from the Coconut
Add during the oil stage of production. Typically used up to 5% for fragrance and around 1% for solubilisation. Lauric acid is used in emulsions, such as cream emulsion where it helps solubilise essential oil into the final formulation, improving dispersion and and the final cream quality.
1-5% All Products
No maximum limit set, often used at higher doses to add scent to a product
At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.
When blending always take the following precautions:
In addition to our precautions and general safety information, we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared!
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