What: Myristyl Alcohol is a saturated fatty alcohol found in natural oils often used in cosmetics as an emollient and a stabilizer, preventing separation. Myristyl Alcohol smooths the skin and prevents moisture loss (Wiki).
Myristyl Alcohol may also be used as a foaming agent and fragrance ingredient.
Origin: Myristyl Alcohol is derived from natural fats and oils found in palm kernel oil, coconut oil, and nutmeg.
Products Found In: Hair care, skincare, body care, sunless tanners, perfumes.
Alternate Names: 1-Hydroxytetradecane; Tetradecanol; 1-Tetradecanol; Tetradecyl Alcohol; Dytol R-52; Lanette Wax Ks; Loxanol V; Myristic Alcohol; Myristyl Alcohol (Mixed Isomers) ; N-Tetradecanol-1; N-Tetradecyl Alcohol.
Toxicity: Myristyl Alcohol is generally classified as having low toxicity.(EWG).