Octyldodecanol is a synthetic fatty alcohol commonly used in the cosmetics and skin care industry. It is derived from palm oil or coconut oil. Octyldodecanol is used as an emollient and texture agent in skin care products, lip balms, lipsticks, and hair products. It helps to soften and hydrate the skin, while improving the texture of the products and facilitating their application. Octyldodecanol has a light, non-greasy consistency, which makes it popular in cosmetic formulations.