C16 Palmitic Acid

Palmitic Acid, C16, also known as Hexadecanoic Acid, is a saturated long-chain fatty acid with a 16-carbon backbone derived from 100% coconut oil. 


Proudly Made in the Philippines

Raw Material Used: refined bleached deodorized (RBD) coconut oil.
Process Used: fat splitting – break down of fat and oil to produce glycerine and fatty acid, fractional distillation – separation of fatty acid mixtures into individual components (one of which is Palmitic Acid) by heating.
Form: crystalline solid
Color: white
Additives: none
% Moisture Content: < 0.2%

Organic Certified: ✓

Product Uses:                                                                                                     

Surfactant and emulsifiers in personal care products, food and beverage.



We partner with brands and leaders of the industry, providing them with premium, pristine, and natural oleochemical products, such as MCT, fatty acids, and glycerin.

The industries that we cater to are involved in food, personal care and healthcare, among others. With our state-of-the-art facility and up-to-date technologies, we are chosen by international distributers, companies, and manufacturers because of our emphasis and sustainability, quality and healthier alternatives, and collaborative brand effort and support.


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Palmitic acid  plays a critical role in supporting normal cellular membrane function, in addition to helping the body store energy to facilitate metabolic functions. Some of its roles include providing membranes with essential characteristics for cell division, biological reproduction and intracellular membrane trafficking. It also helps create sphingolipids found in cell membranes that help protect brain and nerve cells. Palmitic acid is used in skin care mostly as an emollient and moisturizer — and sometimes also to help with cleansing. Its primary benefit for skin health is locking in moisture by forming a protective layer on the skin.

Source: Palmitic Acid Benefits vs. Risks: What You Need to Know – Dr. Axe (draxe.com)


Palmitic Acid

  • 16-carbon straight chain saturated fatty acid; white powdery solid with light odor
  • Served as emulsifier for facial creams and lotions and used as shaving cream formulations
  • Used in fruit wax formulation
  • Raw material for emulsifiers in the food and beverage industry

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