Octiol is a hair and skin conditioning agent with emollient and moisturizing properties. Through its hydrophilic moieties, it helps retain water in the upper layers of the skin. Thanks to its fatty alkyl chain, it contributes to a good skin feel.
Octiol has surface active properties, which can be beneficial for the solubilisation of actives, while reducing the amount of the main solubiliser. However, the optimum amount of Octiol should be checked, in order not to destabilize the cosmetic product.
Octiol presents excellent pH-independent antimicrobial properties, which are beneficial for the preservation of cosmetics and toiletries, as sole preservative or as a preservative booster.
Octiol is recommended for skin care, toiletries and make-up applications
Recommended use level
0.1 > 1.5%
Clear colourless liquid or low melting waxy solid
3.0 > 10.0
Limited water solubililty; to be dispersed in water under strong mixing.
Regulatory status (approved)
Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Korea
Skin Care Leave-on
Skin Humectant ; Skin and Hair Conditionning ; Wetting Agent ; Antimicrobial