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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

What is Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride?

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a mixture of fatty acids that is commonly used in the cosmetics and personal care industry as an emollient and a conditioning agent [1]. It is made from coconut oil or palm oil and is often used in products such as lotions, creams, and hair care products to help improve the texture and feel of the product. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is known for its ability to moisturize and condition the skin and hair, making it a popular choice for use in personal care products.

Is Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride safe?

The safety of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel [1]. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride was safe as a cosmetic ingredient in the present practices of use. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes caprylic acid, a main constituent of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, on its list of substances Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use as a direct food additive [2]. Fatty acids including caprylic acid and capric acid are also included on the list of food additives allowed to be directly added to food. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union [3].

What are some Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride uses?

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is used in a variety of personal care products, including lotions, creams, and hair care products [1]. It is also used in some industrial and commercial applications such as lubricants and plastics. In personal care products, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is often used as an emollient to help moisturize and condition the skin and hair. It is particularly effective at helping to improve the texture and feel of the product, making it a popular choice for use in a variety of different products.


[1] "Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride." Cosmetics Info. Accessed December 28, 2022.

[2] "Code of Federal Regulations for Caprylic Acid." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed December 28, 2022.

[3] "REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL". Accessed December 28, 2022.

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