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Super Refined™ Lauryl Lactate

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Super Refined Lauryl Lactate is a highly purified alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ester product. While occasionally used as a surfactant in an emulsion, typical applications for lauryl lactate include emolliency and penetration enhancement in topical formulations. It can also be used as a solubiliser for hydrophobic molecules, such as poorly water soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) while still remaining water soluble. It is a naturally derived, mild, and virtually odourless nonionic surfactant.

Product details

Chemical group

  • Ester

Administration route

  • Topical

Market application

  • Dermatology


  • Emollient
  • Emulsifier
  • Excipient
  • Humectant
  • Penetration enhancer

Physical form

  • Clear, colourless liquid