- Lauric acid is powerful anti bacterial agent
- Researchers has found Lauric acid to when used topically to help control acne-causing bacteria. The lauric acid fuses to the bacterial membrane of Propionibacterium acnes new bacteria and keeps it from spreading
- Lauric acid is known to diminish inflammation from acne. Lauric acid is often used at higher levels to impart a pleasant natural fragrance. Typically Lauric acid is used in cosmetic formulations as a solubiliser in emulsions.
- The results of a 2009 scientific research found that lauric acid reduced inflammation and the number of bacteria present. Lauric acid worked much better without the irritation that takes place with benzyl peroxide, a common product used to treat acne. Another study in 2016 reconfirmed the acne-fighting properties of lauric acid
A solid white waxy pellet/ powder that is derived from the Coconut
How to use
Add this product during the oil stage of your formulations. Typically used up to 5% for fragrance and around 1% for solubilisation. Lauric acid is used in emulsions, such as cream emulsion where it helps solubilise essential oil into the final formulation, improving dispersion and and the final cream quality.
Recommended Usage Level
1-5% All Products
Products to Use in
- Shower Gel
- Face Wash
- Bath Foam
At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.
When blending always take the following precautions:
- Use gloves (disposable are ideal)
- Take care when handling hot oils
- Wear eye protection
- Work in a well ventilated room
- Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children
- If ingested, seek immediate medical advice