Elaeis guineensis oil (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 21.04.2024

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oleum palmae; Palm butter; Palm oil

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Dark yellow fat with a buttery smell and sweet taste, which is obtained by pressing the flesh of the palm fruit.

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Glycerides of palmitic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid; also carotene and free fatty acids.

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Palm oil is used in many cosmetic formulations. In the cosmetic industry it is one of the most used cosmetic base products.

Palm oil is also used in technical products and in everyday products (e.g. in candles).

Palm oil is a popular and easily digestible edible oil.

The word "palm oil" is not always used in a product information but alternative designations which do not make the reference to palm oil obvious. Names such as "sodium lauryl sulfoacetate", "cetyl palmitate" or simply "vegetable oil" or "vegetable oil" are common (see under references). The list there provides an overview of frequently used designations for palm oil products).

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Names under which palm oil is used in cosmetic products:

  1. palm oil
  2. arachmid mea
  3. Ascorbyl palmitate
  4. Betaine
  5. capric triglycerides
  6. capryl glucosides
  7. caprylic triglycerides
  8. caprylyl glucosides
  9. Cetearyl alcohol
  10. cetearyl glucosides
  11. cetyl alcohol
  12. cetyl palmitate
  13. Elaeis Guineensis
  14. Emulsifiers E471
  15. emulsifying wax
  16. Fatty alcohol sulphates
  17. Fatty acid methyl esters ethoxylates
  18. Fatty alcohols (often in the German declaration of "Cetearyl Alkohol")
  19. Fatty acid glyceride
  20. Glycerol* (for vegan products made from coconut or palm oil)
  21. Glycerol fatty acid ester
  22. glyceryl caprylate
  23. glyceryl laurate
  24. glyceryl stearate
  25. Glyceryl stearate citrates
  26. Glyceryl stearate/acetaee
  27. Hydrated Palm Glycerides
  28. Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil 30
  29. Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides
  30. Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrates
  31. Isopropyl Octyl Palmitate
  32. isoamyl laurate
  33. Lauroyl Lysine
  34. Lauroyl Sarcosine
  35. lauryl glucosides
  36. Magnesium stearates
  37. Myristol
  38. Myristyl Alcohol
  39. Myristyl Myristates
  40. oleyl betaine
  41. palmitic acid
  42. Palm Oil Kernal
  43. palm olein
  44. Palm oil
  45. palm sterols
  46. Palmates: means salts/esters of fatty acids which are extracted from palm oil.
  47. Palmitates: means salts/esters of palmitic acid.
  48. Palmitic acid
  49. Palm kernel oil
  50. PEG-100 stearates
  51. peptide complex
  52. vegetable fat/vegetable fat
  53. vegetable oil/vegetable oil
  54. vegetable glycerine (is possibly also extracted from coconut oil!)
  55. polyglyceryl 2-caprate
  56. Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
  57. Dodecyl sulphates (also SDS or NaDS)
  58. Sodium Cetearyl Sulfates
  59. Sodium coco sulphates (often produced from palm oil)
  60. Sodium dodecyl sulphate
  61. Sodium isostearoyl lactylates
  62. Sodium lauroyl lactylates
  63. Sodium laureth sulphate
  64. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate /SLSA* (mostly derived from coconut oil, but can also be produced with palm oil)
  65. Sodium lauryl sulphate* (may also be produced from castor oil)
  66. Sodium Palmate
  67. Sodium Palm Kernelate
  68. Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
  69. Sorbitan Caprylate
  70. Steareth -2
  71. Steareth -20
  72. steareth-21
  73. stearic acid
  74. Stearic acid


Last updated on: 21.04.2024