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INCI Name: Di-C12-13 Alkyl Malate
Function: Sebum Regulator, Moisturizing Agent, Emollient, Bulking Agent
Ingredient Origin: Synthetic, Petrochemical
Labeling Claims: Clean at Sephora, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty
Benefit Claims: Sebum Control, Emolliency
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Raw Materials For Cosmetics
Raw Materials For Cosmetics
Cosmetics Formulary Brochure
Cosmetics Formulary Brochure
COSMACOL Esters and Specialities
COSMACOL Esters and Specialities
Technical Data Sheet
Cosmacol EMI Technical Data Sheet
Cosmacol EMI Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Product Origin

COSMACOL EMI is manufactured from following raw materials:

  • Alcohols C12 – C13 mono-branched with synthetic origin
  • Malic acid with synthetic origin

COSMACOL EMI Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Personal Care
Application Format
Hair Care Applications
Recommended Uses & Known Applications
  • COSMACOL EMI has good moisturizing properties and it helps to regulate sebum level, used in treatment of aged skin and greasy skin.
  • COSMACOL EMI provides rich texture without greasy feeling on the skin even in combination with high amount of waxy components.
  • In hair care formulations COSMACOL EMI improves silkiness and overall dry manageability of the hair.
Usage level
  • Skin care: 3–5 wt%
  • Hair conditioners: 0.5–2 wt%
  • Make-up: 5–15 wt%
  • Shampoos: 0.3 wt%


Physical Form
Clear liquid
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Esters puritymin. 90% massRCM 1111
Free Water (Karl Fischer)max. 0.5% massRCM 3804
Refractive Index at 20°C1.456-ASTM D1218
Viscosity at 20°C95cStASTM D445, ASTM D7042
Colormax. 50APHARCM 3607
Iodine Numbermax. 1g/100g600-39
Flash Pointmin. 125°CASTM D 93
Free Alcoholmax. 10% massRCM 1111
Acid Numbermax. 3mg KOH/gRCM 3817
Density at 20°C933kg/m3ASTM D7042, ASTM D4052
Pour Pointapprox. -51°CASTM D97
HLB Required12-Calculated
Microbiological Values
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Total Yeasts/Moulds Countmax. 10CFU/gEu.Ph. 5.1.4
Total Aerobic Microbial Countmax. 100CFU/gEu.Ph. 5.1.4

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

COSMACOL EMI is generally supplied in drums. 25 and 190 kg drums; 900 kg IBC

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Handling
  • It is suggested to keep COSMACOL EMI at temperature below 30°C, it is preferable to protect from heating and moisture sources in order to minimize hydrolysis phenomena.
  • COSMACOL EMI is a clear liquid at room temperature it becomes a solid wax at temperature lower than -51°C