Emollients

Emollients

Emollients by Frequency of Use in Cosmetics in USA

Cited from: D.C. Steinberg, Cosmet. Toiletries 112, No 6, 31 (1997)

Emollient

Frequency of use (1996)

Cetyl alcohol

2860

Dimethicone

1898

Mineral oil, heavy

1847

Mineral oil, light

1695

Carnauba wax

1309

Beeswax, white

1244

Isopropyl myristate

1171

Stearyl alcohol

1129

Cyclomethicone

1056

Castor oil

976

Octyldodecanol

855

Cetearyl alcohol

847

Lanolin

838

Caprylic/Capric triglyceride

774

Candelilla wax

773

Petrolatum, yellow

761

Ozokerite

730

Polyethylene

647

Lanolin oil

646

Isopropyl palmitate

616

Paraffin

590

Squalane

581

Petrolatum, white

549

Octyl palmitate

533

Japan wax

513

Isopropyl lanolate

494

Microcrystalline wax

467

Oleyl alcohol

438

Acetylated lanolin alcohol

411

Hydrogenated vegetable oil

406

Sweet almond oil

399

Ceresin

347

Wheat germ oil

331

Jojoba oil

330

C12-15 alcohols benzoate

298

Sesame oil

287

Cetearyl octanoate

272

Hydrogenated cottonseed oil

272

Coconut oil

268

Cetyl palmitate

263

Wheat germ glycerides

259

Avocado oil

249

Myristyl myristate

249

Polybutene

241

Corn oil

231

Myristyl lactate

224

Cetyl acetate

218

Cetyl esters wax

217

Trilaurin

216

Hydrogenated castor oil

211

Shea butter

208

Propylene glycol dicaprylate/caprate

202

Synthetic jojoba oil

199

Beeswax, yellow

196

Decyl oleate

187

Acetylated lanolin

183

Hydrogenated polyisobutene

164

Synthetic beeswax

156

Cocoa butter

151

Hydroxylated lanolin

144

Soybean oil

141

Hydrogenated lanolin

133

Mink oil

131

Sunflower oil

131

Safflower oil

128

Stearyl heptanoate

128

Macadamia nut oil

127

Olive oil

124

Diisostearyl malate

121

Hydrogenated tallow

120

Apricot kernel oil

119

Lanolin wax

118

Hazelnut oil

105

Octyl hydroxystearate

104

Isopropyl isostearate

103

Borage oil

101