TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE

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

Synthetic compound


PROS

  • low toxicity

CONS

  • little data

FUNCTIONAL

  • emollient
  • skin conditioning

Mixture of octyldodecanol and citric acid used as a skin-conditioning agent and emollient. See citric acidoctyldodecanol

The GOOD GUIDE says:

trioctyldodecyl citrate raises no health concern because:

  • It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects

  • It has not been detected in human tissue or urine

  • It is not a high production volume chemical that lacks safety data

Functions:

Little information is available regarding Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, which is used as an emollient and skin conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products. It is created by combining octyldodecanol, a fatty acid that helps to form emulsions and prevents formulas from separating into its oil and liquid components, and citric acid.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

The Cosmetics Database rates Trioctyldodecyl Citrate as a low hazard ingredient, although it notes 100% data gaps, indicating a lack of available research regarding this ingredient. No studies were found that noted any negative side effects from the application of Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, although both citric acid and octyldodecanol can be potential irritants, even at low concentrations, so Trioctyldodecyl Citrate may be irritating in some cases.

EWG COSMETIC SAFETY DATABASE

About TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE: Synthetic skin conditioning agent based on citric acid and octyldodecanol, a long chain branched alcohol.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; EMOLLIENT; SKIN CONDITIONING

Synoym(s): 1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER; 2-HYDROXY- TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER 1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID; 2-HYDROXY-1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER; CITRIC ACID, TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER; TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER 1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-; TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER 2-HYDROXY-1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID; TRIS (2-OCTYLDODECYL) ESTER CITRIC ACID