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INCI Name: Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Product Code: 2332
CAS #: 29806-73-3
EINECS: 249-862-1
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® OP is a multifunctional synthetically produced ester of 2-ethylhexanol and palmitic acid. It is a cost effective, non-oily, non-occlusive emollient with a rich, velvety feel.

All components of HallStar® OP are listed in the following countries; the registration numbers for the active ingredients are included in parentheses: Europe (EINECS 249-862-1), Japan (ENCS 2-798), Canada (DSL 29806-73-3), Australia (AICS 29806-73-3), Korea (ECL Serial No. KE-13869) and Philippines (PICCS 29806-73-3).

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Detackifying Agent
  • Emollient
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Gloss/Shine Enhancement
  • Lubricant
  • Nonocclusive
  • Pigment Binding Agent
  • Spreading Agent
Appearance Clear virtually colorless liquid
Odor Virtually Odorless
Color (APHA = PtCo) 15
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 151
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) <1
Specific Gravity (25°C/25°C) 0.855
Freezing Point (°C) 4
Refractive Index (25°C) 1.445
Dielectric Constant (25°C) 3.06
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters
  • Ether
  • Glycerin (dispersible)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil
  • Oleyl Alcohol
  • Silicones
  • Vegetable Oil
Solvency Of
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) 9%
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenol Triazine (Bemotrizinol) 3.4%
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone < 0.6%
  • Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) 11%
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe even in excess of 50% in present practices of use.
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): See J. Amer. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 1(2): 13-35 (1982)
  • LD50: >64mL/kg
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: Nonirritating
  • Photosensitization: Nonphotoallergenic
  • Phototoxicity: Nonphototoxic
  • Primary Skin Irritation: Minimally irritating (PII = 1.6)
  • Sensitization: Non-sensitizing
  • Drum - 175 kg or 390lbs
  • Pail - 36lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Bath Additives
  • Beach Wear Sun Care
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Eye Area Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Nail Care
  • Self-Tanners
  • Shaving Products
  • Styling Aids


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