C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (AB) is an emollient ester that provides a dry, silky feel to skin. It is considered a good choice for facial skincare products as it is regarded as being non-comedogenic.
As an emollient C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate will help moisturise the skin. It will also help reduce the greasiness of creams and lotions that feature plant oils and improve the spread-ability of the cream.
If the oil phase of your cream has 15% plant oils then we would recommend reducing the oils down to 10% and replacing with 5% C12-15 AB. You will notice that the cream feels lighter and less greasy. Soaping (the tendency of a plant oil based cream to split when applied to the skin creating a white film that takes time to rub in) will be reduced somewhat, and the cream will absorb more quickly leaving a silkier feel on the skin