Ingredient Dive: Ethylhexyl Olivate

Ingredient Dive: Ethylhexyl Olivate

Ethylhexyl Olivate is an ingredient in skincare substituting synthetic topicals. The development of this ingredient supports biologically vegan-friendly products. New skincare products are developing to replace non-soluble agents with more sustainable ones.¹


How does Ethylhexyl Olivate Work with the Skin?

Ethylhexyl Olivate derives from Olive oil, and this ingredient helps the skin retain its nutritional value. This olive-based supplement is valuable because it works similarly to a fatty acid that mimics silicone emollients in a natural form. When you rub this into the skin, all molecules fully penetrate without the ability to escape. This process refers to skin conditioning.²


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What Products Typically Contain this Ingredient?

Oils, cleansers, moisturizers, serums, eye creams, and anti-aging products benefit from this ingredient because it replaces the loss of lipids, moisturizing agents, and suppleness. Most often, people perceive this ingredient as comedogenic, but its genetic makeup enhances the ability of the skin to restore itself.


Ethylhexyl Olivate is a signature building block in our formulas to enhance the application of creams and lotions for both mom and baby.



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1-Bom, Sara et al. “Replacing Synthetic Ingredients by Sustainable Natural Alternatives: A Case Study Using Topical O/W Emulsions.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 25,21 4887. 22 Oct. 2020, doi:10.3390/molecules25214887
2-van Zuuren, Esther J, et al. “Emollients and moisturizers for eczema.” The Cochrane database of systematic reviews vol. 2,2 CD012119. 6 Feb. 2017, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012119.pub2
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