Eucerin products and their ingredients

Extensive research and passion for skin are the foundation of Eucerin’s high quality products. Naturally, Eucerin experts take great care on choosing ingredients for all products and limit the number. Nevertheless, in case of intolerance or allergies, it may be helpful to check for certain ingredients in our Ingredients Database.

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What is octyldodecanol?

Octyldodecanol is a clear and odourless fatty alcohol that is commonly used for skincare and cosmetic products. Although it’s an alcohol it doesn’t dry the skin, but actually enhances the retention of moisture.

Is it octyldodecanol safe?

Safety of alcohols like octyldodecanol is reviewed by experts. According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel, the safety and efficacy of octyldodecanol in the skin has been proven through extensive research. Further studies have shown that fatty acids like octyldodecanol are safe to be used in cosmetic formulations.

Is octyldodecanol good for skin?

Octyldodecanol softens and smoothens the skin, as well as improving its appearance. It can be used on all skin types, unless you are allergic to the ingredient.

Is octyldodecanol natural?

Octyldodecanol is 100% natural as it is produced from natural fats and oils.

What is octyldodecanol made from?

Octyldodecanol is made from fatty acid that is derived from vegetable fats and oils. The process is completed by converting the fatty acid grouping to the hydroxyl function.

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