EWG Level: 1
Isododecane is a branched chain aliphatic hydrocarbon with 12 carbons; used as a solvent. Isoparaffins are branched chain hydrocarbons. Isoparaffin ingredients most frequently found cosmetics and personal care products are C13-14 Isoparaffin, Isododecane and Isohexadecane. In cosmetics and personal care products, Isoparaffin ingredients may be used in eye makeup preparations, including mascara, makeup preparations, manicuring preparations, skin care and hair care products.
Funtions: Fragrance Ingredient; Solvent; EMOLLIENT; PERFUMING
“Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations – Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications” (Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments)