Magnesium Myristate How to use, and where to find

Magnesium Myristate

Magnesium Myristate

Magnesium Myristate is a very useful fatty acid derived from myristic acid.

Myristic Acid and its salts and esters are  used in all kinds of eye makeup, soaps,  hair and skin care products, nail care products, shaving products and many other types of finished goods formulated for  personal care.

What is Magnesium Myristate Used for?

Magnesium Myristate is used in a variety of products, namely cosmetics, lipsticks , hair, and skin care formulations.  It  adds many benefits and enhancements to products. It  enhances cosmetics with several key benefits.

  • It improves adhesion, and does so without changing shades and colors of products when using micas and specialty dyes for example.
  • Magnesium Myristate enhances the feel better of products making it creamier, by adding emolliency.
  • It helps improving the “slip,” and glide of products.
  • Adding magnesium myristate adds a  nice look to products by binding them together well and making them more “press-able.”

Typically, when using magnesium myristate in dry applications use “as is;” and in liquid formulations add it to the fatty phase of the formulas typically by dissolving in warm alcohol).

When applied it is very translucent.

Typical Specifications

Magnesium Myristate is not water soluble. Soluble in warm alcohol, miscible in oils

CAS: 557-04-0

The INCI Name is Magnesium stearate

Appearance: Fine White Powder

Odor – Typical odor of a fatty acid.

Shelf Life – 1 Year if properly stored in a tight sealed container at ambient temperature.

For External Use only

Sources: Pure cosmetic grade Magnesium Myristate is sold by these two  key vendors. 


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