Isononyl Isononanoate

What is Isononyl Isononanoate?

Isononyl Isononanoate is a synthetic, ester-based emollient ingredient derived from isononyl alcohol and isononanoic acid. It is a clear, colorless liquid that is used to improve the texture and feel of cosmetics and personal care products.

Where is Isononyl Isononanoate from?

Isononyl Isononanoate is a synthetic ingredient that is derived from isononyl alcohol and isononanoic acid, which are both derived from petroleum.

Where is Isononyl Isononanoate used?

Isononyl Isononanoate is primarily used as an emollient in cosmetics and personal care products such as moisturizers, lotions, and hair care products. It can also be used as a lubricant, thickener, and as a carrier for other ingredients.

What are the benefits of Isononyl Isononanoate?


Isononyl Isononanoate is a great emollient which can make skin feel soft, smooth, and moisturized.

Smooths and Softens Skin

This ingredient can help to smooth out rough or dry patches on the skin and make it feel soft and silky.


Isononyl Isononanoate is a non-greasy ingredient that can help to keep skin moisturized without leaving a greasy or oily residue.

Is Isononyl Isononanoate safe to use?

Isononyl Isononanoate is considered safe to use in cosmetics and personal care products in concentrations up to 1%. It is not known to be a human skin irritant, but it may cause mild eye irritation. As with any new product, it is always recommended to do a patch test before use.