INCI: Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-1/2

What is Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-1/2?

It is an ester of adipic acid diester with a mixed diglyceryl ester of fatty acids that are 8,10 or 18 carbons long.  It is a yellow, semisolid and water-insoluble substance. It is used in place of lanolin.

Use & Benefits

It has mainly skin conditioning property. Just like lanolin, it is believed it also forms a film that does not let moisture escape into the atmosphere. Thus, it acts as an emollient as well. It is used in eye make-up, skin cleansing products, hair dye, lipstick and shaving products.