CAPRYLIC / CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Caprylic capric triglyceride is a base compound used in beauty products made from coconut oil.

Synthetic compound

Derived from:  glycerin + coconut oil


GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

FEATURES

  • skin conditioning
  • emollient

BENEFITS

  • skin conditioning
  • emollient

FUNCTION

  • surfactant
  • thickener

Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride is an oily mixture of glycerin with caprylic and capric acids derived from coconut oil. It is skin conditioning and used as an emollient to prevent water loss from the skin. See glycerin.

Capric Acid is a type of carboxylic acid, abundant in nature, as is malic acid (from apples) and lactic acid (from sour milk).

Caprylic Acid is a long-chain fatty acid found in coconuts and breast milk. In cosmetics it is used as a surfactant and thickening agent. It is known to have antifungal properties and thus is often recommended by nutritionists in the treatment of candidiasis, and is also used in the treatment of some bacterial infections.