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Is oleyl myristate vegan?

Oleyl myristate is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is oleyl myristate?

Oleyl myristate is a vegetable-derived ester with a smooth, non-greasy texture that is commonly used in the cosmetic industry as an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It is a combination of oleyl alcohol and myristic acid, which makes it an effective emulsifier, allowing oil and water-based ingredients to blend together seamlessly. Oleyl myristate is often used in products like lotions, creams, and makeup to provide a silky feel and help lock in moisture. Additionally, it has been shown to have antimicrobial properties, making it a useful ingredient in products designed to fight acne and other skin conditions.

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