Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate

An emollient ingredient that is similar to ceramides in its structure. It provides a smooth and soft feeling to the skin.
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Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate

Overview

Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate is made by combining glutamic acid (a protein-forming amino acid), phytosterols (cholesterol-like compounds from plant oils), fatty alcohol, and fatty acid.

The manufacturer claims that the resulting molecule has ceramide-like properties and can be used as an emollient ingredient, helping to restore the smooth and soft feeling of the skin. It can be either liquid or solid and wax-like, depending on the desired consistency of the final skincare product.

Science

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https://www.ajiaminoscience.eu/products/product-portfolio/emollient.html#eldew%C2%AE-ps-skin-hair-repair-pseudo-ceramide