Dimethyl Isosorbide (DMI) is a high-purity solvent and carrier which offers a safe, effective delivery enhancement mechanism for active ingredients in personal care products. Sunless tanners, facial and eye-zone treatments, skin serums, anti-acne formulations, and make-up removers are just some of the products whose performance can be improved with the use of Dimethyl Isosorbide (DMI) in the formulation.
In addition to improving performance, its use as an epidermal penetration enhancer may allow formulators to reduce the number of actives required to achieve effects, resulting in reduced formulation costs, and lower skin irritation with aggressive active ingredients.
Cosmetic Benefits of Dimethyl Isosorbide (DMI):
- Enhanced penetration of actives to the epidermis, reaching areas that would otherwise go untreated
- Improved shelf stability of active ingredients, including actives susceptible to hydrolysis and transesterification
- Miscibility in water, most organic solvents, and non-ionic surfactants
- The ability to transport water-soluble actives into the skin without recrystallization of the active ingredient
CAS NUM: 5306-85-4
INCI Name: Dimethyl Isosorbide
Color & Appearance: Clear oily liquid
Stable in pH range: 5.5-8
Grade: Cosmetic grade
Recommended Usage: 1% to 10%
Compatibility: Works well with most ingredients.
Solubility: soluble in water, cottonseed oil, isopropanol, isopropyl myristate, propylene glycol, polysorbate 20, and polysorbate 80.
Application: skin care products, makeup, and hair products
Country of Origin: USA
Packaging: Our water/Oil based ingredients are bottled in plastics avoid spillage.
Precaution: Dimethyl Isosorbide is insoluble in hydrogenated castor oil, lanolin, mineral oils and silicone oil (dimethicone).
Recommended Storage: Our water/Liquid based ingredients should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 10-2025)
DISCLAIMER: All SOPHIX NATURAL PRODUCTS are for external use only unless otherwise STATED. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.