Diisostearyl Malate

What is it?

  • Diisostearyl Malate is a compound formed by combining Malic acid and Isostearyl Alcohol.  Together they create an  and skin conditioner

Where is it used?

  • Lipsticks
  • Lip Gloss
  • Eye Shadow
  • Sunscreen

What does it do?

  • It’s an emollient
  • It’s a skin conditioner

Interesting Facts:

The compound can be derived from plant-based or animal based sources, so check labels if a Vegan rating is important to you

Pros/Cons:

Pros:

  • This chemical does not show toxicity, nor does it build up in the body

Cons:

  • Can cause skin irritation, however the odds of this are low.
  • It is a known eye irritant so do be careful to avoid the eye area if you can.
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