CAPRYLIC / CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Caprylic capric triglyceride
CCT
Chemical description
Ester of gycerol with saturated C8/C10 fatty acids

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE is a neutral, non-irritating oil obtained from Coconut Oil. 
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE is an excellent vegetable emollient that penetrates very quickly into the skin, while balancing and enhancing the functionality of other ingredients.

Caprylic capric triglyceride
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an oily liquid made from Coconut Oil. Caprylic capric triglyceride slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is mainly used as hair conditioner in our products. It helps to increase the softness or smoothness of hair, reduce tangles and surface roughness. Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is an efficient solvent and therefore acts as carrier for fat-soluble vitamins and actives. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride may also be used to help solubilize actives that are not readily soluble in traditional carrier oils.In skin care applications, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride offers a noticeable silkiness in products, offers skin nurturing benefits due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid ester, not seen with common Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oils.


CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Emollient / Emulsifier : CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE creates a stable and homogeneous emulsion. 
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE will also smooth and soften the skin, improving the penetration of actives. 

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Origin: Coconut Oil

Purpose: Emollient
Caprylic / capric triglyceride forms a protective barrier around the skin to hold in moisture.  

Benefits:

Triglyceride is a special esterification of coconut oil using Caprylic and Capric Fatty-Acids
Excellent natural emollient that smooths and softens
Provides a gloss/shine to hair and skin
Unique blend of Fatty-Acids, which naturally soothe and moisturize the scalp to prevent scalp dryness and dandruff
Provides a light-weight and non-greasy moisture barrier

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is a popular product used as emollient in the skin care, hair care, makeup, bath and body care and fragrances. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are commonly used in cosmetics as it absorbs rapidly into the skin and adds a smooth and dry oil feel to the skin. 
It is often used as an ingredient in lotion, cream, moisturizer, serum, cleanser & face wash and others

INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride 
Use Levels: 1.0% - 100.0%

Solubility: Oil Soluble 

Appearance: Slightly Yellow to Yellow Liquid


 Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an oily liquid, derived from coconut oil and glycerine. Caprylic works as an emollient, and helps skin to retain moisture by providing lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication. Caprylic/capric triglyceride is used in cosmetics and other personal care products, such as eye makeup, moisturizers, face creams, sunscreens, perfumes lipstick, and foundations. It can also be used in perfumes, moisturizers and sunscreens. As it is found naturally in foods, it can also be made by industrial processes. Personal care, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and industrial & others are the major applications of Caprylic/capric triglyceride.

Uses of caprylic acid are found commercially in perfumery& in manufacture of dyes. 
It is an antimicrobial pesticide that is used as a food sanitizer in food handling units like dairy equipment, food processing equipment, wineries, breweries and beverage processing units. 
The dietary uses of caprylic acid constitute as excess calorie burning & weight loss. 
Even athletes and sport persons consume triglycerides present in certain supplements to build endurance and stamina.


Widely used in cosmetics and especially in makeup, this triglyceride is emollient and conditioning, leaving the skin smooth and supple. 
Its thickening properties also help obtain naked and self-preserved products.

Description
In short, glycerides (also called acylglycerols) appear spontaneously in nature and are made up of a glycerol molecule linked to one or a few different fatty acids; three in the case of triglycerides. Part of the lipid family, they are essential for life, but can also be used for their versatile properties in many industries. 
They are valued in cosmetics since they are both beneficial for the skin and hair but also for obtaining an effective product with the right consistency.


Obtaining: Derived from Coconut Oil and Glycerin, it is considered an excellent emollient and skin repair agent. It is a mixture of fatty acids. 

Benefits: Repairs skin surface and resists moisture loss. Also works as a thickener, but its main job is to moisturize. They are neutral oils that do not irritate the skin, are easy to apply and are absorbed very quickly.

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides MCT is a mixed ester composed of caprylic and capric fatty acids attached to a glycerin backbone. 
Caprylic/Capric triglycerides are sometimes erroneously referred to as fractionated coconut oil, which is similar in composition but typically refers to coconut oil that has had its longer chain triglycerides removed. Chemically speaking, fats and oils are made up mostly of triglycerides whose fatty acids are chains ranging from 6–12 carbon atoms, in this case the ester is comprised of capric (10 carbon atoms) and caprylic (8 carbon atoms).

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are a specialized esterification of Coconut Oil using just the Caprylic and Capric Fatty Acids, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is a, standard, distillation of Coconut Oil which results in a combination of all of the fatty acids, pulled through the distillation process. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides MCT is non-greasy and light weight. 
It comes in the form of an oily liquid and mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.


Caprylic /capric triglyceride is derived from coconut oil and glycerin. 
Chemically, caprylic /capric triglyceride contains a high concentration of fatty acids, which allows it to provide an occlusive layer to help increase moisture-retention at the skin’s surface. As a result, caprylic /capric triglyceride can have emollient properties that may boost skin-hydration levels. 

Caprylic /capric triglyceride may also work as a slip agent for cosmetic formulas. It is often paired with dimethicone PEG/PPG in order to produce a desirable emulsifying formula, which gives cosmetic products a more spreadable, silky texture. Caprylic/capric triglyceride is most often implemented into eyeliner products, facial moisturizers, serums, and sunscreens. 


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
* A mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride comes in the form of an oily liquid, and is sometimes mistakenly referred to as fractionated coconut oil.
Caprylic mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent. As an emollient, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride both quickly penetrates the surface to condition the skin/hair, and provides a lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication. 
As a dispersing agent, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride helps enhance the delivery of vitamins, pigments and other active ingredients contained in a solution so that they become evenly spread out and fully absorbed by the epidermis. It's oily texture helps thicken cosmetic formulations and provides a slipperiness, which in turn allows for the easy spreadability of solutions and a smooth after-touch. Cosmetic manufacturers highly value this ingredient for its lack of color and odor, as well as for its stability. It possesses such great stability and resistance to oxidation, in fact, that it has an almost indefinite shelf life. You may find this ingredient in personal care products such as facial moisturizer, lipstick, anti-aging serums, sunscreen, foundation, eye cream and lip/eye liner.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a low viscosity oil with non-oily skin feel. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a safe multifunctional triglyceride of vegetable origin. 
Excellent solubility with colorants.
This coconut and glycerin-derived fatty acid combination acts as an emollient, moisturizes the skin and helps to prevent further water loss.

Caprylic / capric triglyceride is an oily liquid made from palm kernel or coconut oil. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a mixed ester composed of caprylic and capric fatty acids attached to a glycerin backbone. 
Caprylic/capric triglycerides are sometimes erroneously referred to as fractionated coconut oil, which is similar in composition but typically refers to coconut oil that has had its longer chain triglycerides removed. 
Chemically speaking, fats and oils are made up mostly of  triglycerides whose fatty acids are chains ranging from 6–12 carbon atoms, in this case the ester is comprised of capric (10 carbon atoms) and caprylic (8 carbon atoms).

What does it do?
Caprylic/capric triglyceride creates a barrier on the skin's surface, which helps to reduce skin dryness by decreasing the loss of moisture. 
Its oily texture helps to thicken and provides a slipperiness, which helps make our lotions and natural strength deodorants easy to apply and leaves a non-greasy after-touch.

Caprylic/capric triglycerides are naturally occurring in coconut and palm kernel  oils at lower levels  but to make this pure ingredient, the oils are split and the specific fatty acid (capric acid and caprylic acid are isolated and recombined with the glycerin backbone to form the pure capric/caprylic triglyceride which is then further purified (bleached and deodorized) using clay, heat and steam. 


Caprylic/capric triglyceride is a valid substitute of vegetable oils in that, being fully saturated, it resists oxidation. Its low molecular weight lends it a silky feel. Thanks to its emollient properties, it is able to form a lipid film that limits the loss of moisture from the outermost layer of your skin.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a 100% vegetable-derived product: it consists of the lightest and most penetrating fraction of coconut oil, extracted without use of solvents. It’s a dry, very fluid, easily absorbed oil with a light feel. It can be used as a base when making plant extracts (similarly to glycerine in glycerites and carrier oils on oil-based extracts). It has skin-repairing and emollient properties.  It gives a silky feel and by being resistant to oxidisation, it gives stability and extends the shelf life of products. Its permeabilising properties make it an ideal carrier for active ingredients, which can penetrate the skin more effectively.

INDICATIONS: Oily and combination skin; to increase skin penetrability and fluidity of homemade cosmetics.

APPLICATIONS: Moisturising creams, shampoos, baby skincare, massage oils, body lotions, makeup removers, oil-free foundations, homemade plant extracts.


BENEFITS : EMOLLIENT - NOURISHING - MOISTURISING - PERMEBEALISING - SILK EFFECT - DRY TOUCH

Synonym: Caprylic/capric triglyceride; Caprylic acid, capric acid triglyceride; Glycerol octanoate decanoate

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are a specific fraction of coconut/palm oil fatty acids resulting in only the more stable, and skin loving, caprylic & capric fatty acids which creates a dry, silky oil form of esters. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are an ester and have very light, silky oil, feel that is not at all greasy/oily feeling on the skin. The difference between Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides and Fractionated Coconut Oil are obvious in the chemistry, and to the touch. If a comparison is done, by applying the two to the skin, it is very clear that the Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides offers a silky feel, a testament to the specialized esters, while the Fractionated Coconut Oil has the feel of common carrier oil. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides have a is almost powdery feel because it is still present on the skin but not oily.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is the triglycerides and esters prepared from fractionated vegetable oil sources and fatty acids from coconuts and palm kernel oils. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride possesses excellent oxidation stability. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is used as a food additive and used in cosmetics


Caprylic Capric Triglycerides    
Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a specific fraction of coconut / palm oil fatty acids resulting in only the more stable, and skin loving, caprylic & capric fatty acids which creates a dry, silky oil form of esters.

Caprylic Capric Triglycerides (CCT) are mistakenly called Fractionated Coconut Oil. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a specialized esterification of Coconut Oil using just the Caprylic and Capric Fatty Acids, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is a, standard, distillation of Coconut Oil which results in a combination of all of the fatty acids, pulled through the distillation process. Fractionated Coconut Oil has the same feel, and performance, of traditional vegetable oils with a lighter feel and extended shelf life, than most common carrier oils. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides do not feel like a standard carrier oil, at all. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are an ester and have a very light, silky oil, feel that is not at all greasy / oily feeling on the skin. There are many suppliers that haven't recognized the difference between these two products, which is unfortunate for the discriminate formulator because the two are not interchangeable. Just because they both come from coconut oil doesn't make them the same thing. If that rationale were accurate then they would have to say that Neroli, Petitgrain, and Bitter Orange are all the same thing because they all come from the same tree, or that Emulsifying Wax and CocoBetaine are the same thing because they come from the same Coconut. The difference between Caprylic Capric Triglycerides and Fractionated Coconut Oil are obvious in the chemistry, and to the touch. If a comparison is done, by applying the two to the skin, it is very clear that the Caprylic Capric Triglycerides offers a silky feel, a testament to the specialized esters, while the Fractionated Coconut Oil has the feel of a common carrier oil. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides have a dry, silky oil, feel that is almost powdery because it is still present on the skin but not oily. These are just the esthetic properties. When it comes down to chemical performance the Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a suitable oil replacement, when you need to use it with emulsifiers that are intolerant of carrier oils, where the Fractionated Coconut Oil is not. Ingredients To Die For offers Fractionated Coconut Oil as well, because it has value when you're looking for it's particular attributes as a vegetable oil, just not as a substitute for carrier oils, for oily skin, for sensitive skin, or oil free product claims and not as a substitute for Caprylic Capric Triglycerides.

Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are produced by the esterification of glycerol (plant sugars) with mixtures of caprylic (C:8) and capric (C:10) fatty acids from coconut or palm kernel oils. The special combination, and esterification, are responsible for the silky oil feel. This is a specialized process used to achieve the skin benefits of the specific fatty acid esters that also results in superior oxidative stability, low color, and odor, as it is then further refined to remove residual fatty acids resulting in a pure ester, with a silky oil feel, that is a great choice for sensitive skin and oil free applications. The unique metabolic, and functional properties, of Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, are a consequence of their chemical structure, and makes them a versatile ingredient in numerous Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic applications.

In skin care applications Caprylic Capric Triglycerides offer several key benefits: they offer a noticeable silkiness in products, they exhibit excellent anti-oxidant properties to extend the natural shelf life, they offer skin nurturing benefits due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid esters, not seen with common Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oils, and they are especially suited to sensitive skin and oily skin.

Caprylic Capric Triglyceride were developed over fifty years ago as an energy source for patients with fat malabsorption syndrome and they still find use, today, in medical nutritional products, owing to the purity of this specialty ester and the unique attributes of Caprylic Capric Triglycerides.

Caprylic Capric Triglycerides offers low viscosity and excellent oxidative stability, and anti-oxidant protection, with an unlimited shelf life.

Caprylic Capric Triglyceride are efficient solvents and therefore, act as carriers for fat-soluble vitamins and actives. Their emollient properties enable Caprylic Capric Triglycerides to improve the esthetics of topical products while functioning as a component of the delivery system. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides may also be used to help solubilize actives that are not readily soluble in traditional carrier oils. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides is a perfect vehicle for using Alpha Lipoic Acid, to keep it in solution. To do this add 10% Alpha Lipoic Acid to 90% Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, mixing to combine and then add this solution to your product at cool down. Do not apply heat, once you've added the solution, which will cause the Alpha Lipoic Acid to fall out of solution.


ATTRIBUTES

Suitable Replacement for Partially or Completely Unstable Vegetable Oils
Improves Feel and Spreadability of Emulsions
Improves the Stability of Natural Compositions
Excellent Carrier for Oil Infusions / Extractions
Suitable Carrier for Essential Oils
Solvent for Oil Soluble Actives
Virtually Unlimited Shelf Life
Solvent for UV Filters
Very High Polarity
Oil Substitute

GUIDELINES
Add to the Oil Phase
2.0 to 100.0%
APPLICATIONS

All Skin Care Creams and Lotions
especially for sensitive skin and oily skin
Bath and Body Care Creams and Lotions
especially for sensitive skin and oily skin
Bath and Body Oils
Make Up
especially lipsticks and balms
Natural Perfumes
Shampoos and Cleansers
SPECIFICATIONS
Appearance:    Clear Non-Viscous Liquid
Odor:    Characteristic / Very Light
Solubility:    Oil Soluble
Absorption:    Rapid / Complete
Storage:    Tightly Sealed / Protected from Moisture
Shelf:    48 Months, Properly Stored / Handled


 APPLICATIONS
 

Skin Care

Facial cream & masks
Body lotions & oils
Nail care
Hand & foot care
 

Sun Care

Sunscreens     
Aftersun
Self-tanning
 

Lip Care

Balms                    
Creams                 
Sticks                     
 

Baby Care

Creams
Lotions
Cleansing
Wet wipes
 

Aerosols

Antiperspirants
Deodorants
Perfumes
 

Oils

Massage
Bath & shower
 

Colour Cosmetics

Eyeshadow
Blush powder
Primers
Lipsticks
Make-up remover
 

Hair Care

Oils
Masks
 

Men’s Grooming

Shaving creams & oils
After shave oils & lotions
Beard Oils & Balms


CCT is created by the esterification of glycerol with specific medium chain coconut fatty acids. 
Medium chain fatty acids are chains of carbon atoms primarily between 8 and 10 atoms long containing no double bonds subject to oxidation. 
These fatty acids are separated out of coconut oil by hydrolysis and distillation and then esterified with glycerol, creating a product that is stable and liquid at room temperature.

CCT is a light-textured, very clear, odorless, non-staining and non-greasy liquid oil with an almost indefinite shelf life. 
It is easily absorbed into skin making it an excellent carrier oil for massage oils and essential oils. It is light enough to spray through a pump sprayer. 
Its stability makes it an excellent emollient for lotions and creams.

Regular coconut oil contains many long chain fatty acids (or triglycerides), is solid at room temperature and subject to oxidation (creating the possibility of rancidity). 
CCT may be substituted for some of the more fragile vegetable oils that tend to become rancid and for some of the more expensive carrier oils to keep costs under control.

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides also known as MCT Oil or Medium Chain Triglycerides is gaining widespread attention in beauty, cosmetics, and personal use industries due to its oxidative stability and smooth texture. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is produced by reacting coconut oil with glycerol through esterification. 
MCT Oil is not oil; it is an ester which primarily contains the Caprylic and Capric medium chain triglycerides present in the coconut oil. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is a clear, colorless and virtually odorless liquid that dispenses quickly at room temperature as compared to its raw material coconut oil which is solid at room temperature. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are commonly used in cosmetics as it absorbs rapidly into the skin and adds a smooth and dry oil feel to the skin. 
It is often used as an ingredient in cream, lotion, moisturizer, cleanser & face wash, serum, and others. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides developed around fifty years ago as an energy source for patients suffering from fat malabsorption syndrome which still finds applications in medical, nutritional products due to the purity and the unique attributes of Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides. 
A large population of APEJ and MEA use cosmetics which is growing the Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides market in these regions. 
Countries like India and China have shown significant growth in cosmetic consumption; India is the most growing cosmetic market in the world is likely to become next home of many international Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides producers in next 5 to 10 years. 
MENA region is also one of the most growing markets of Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides in APEJ region due to their historical relation with cosmetics. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides market is expected to witness an escalating demand among the consumers because of its significant use and the increasing presence of cosmetics and personal care throughout the globe.


Growing demand for creams, soaps, and moisturizers is driving the Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides market globally. 
Consumers all around the world are getting attracted towards Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides because of its oxidizing effect, smooth texture and low cost which is driving the market. 
Countries like China, India, and Egypt, are the future markets for cosmetics and thus a promising market for Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides. 
Perception towards cosmetics in the Middle East and APEJ is changing, and with the rise of per capita income, people changed their lifestyle and getting attracted to fashion. Hence, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to its versatile benefits.

However, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides comes along with some restraints. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides include potential gastric distress which can create troubles in the long term. 
Any product made with Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides should not be used by a person who has allergy from coconut oil as this oil also contain some of the features of coconut oil. 
MCT oil can also cause jitters in some people, which is a similar effect to consuming too much caffeine.

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides market has an opportunity to expand in APEJ and MEA region. 
In the past decade, hundreds of Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides players entered China because of decent Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides production in the country and all of them are doing great. There is a need to increase the presence throughout the region.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride is a common emollient that makes your skin feel nice and smooth. 
Caprylic/capric triglyceride comes from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s light-textured, clear, odorless and non-greasy. 

Caprylic/capric triglyceride is a nice ingredient that just feels good on the skin, is super well tolerated by every skin type and easy to formulate with. 

INCI Name: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Ingredient origins: Coconut Fruit
Role: Emollient
Common name: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Inci name
Caprylic/Capric triglyceride
French name
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
CAS number.
73398-61-5 / 65381-09-1
EC number.
277-452-2 / 265-724-3
Other appellations
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride = Fractionated Coconut Oil, Caprilic/Capric triglyceride, Caprylic capric triglyceride, Caprylic Capric triglyceride (Coconut oil), Caprylic capric triglycerides, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Caprylic/Capric triglycerides, Triglycéride caprylique/caprique, Caprylic / Capric triglyceride, Caprylic / capric triglyceride , Caprilic / Capric triglyceride | Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (de coco) , caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut derived) , Caprylic / capric triglyceride (Triglycéride végétal) , Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (Émollient d’origine naturelle)


CAS Numbers:
65381-09-1
73398-61-5
EC/List Numbers:
265-724-3
277-452-2

Technical Names:
Caprylic/Capric Acid Triglyceride
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (INCI)
Decanoic Acid, Ester with 1,2,3-Propanetriol Octanoate
Decanoic Acid, Ester with 1,2,3-Propanetriol Octanoate (IFRA)
Glycerides, Mixed Decanoyl and Octanoyl
Glycerides, mixed Decanoyl and Octanoyl (IFRA)
Glycerol Calrylate Caprinate
Octanoic/Decanoic Acid Triglyceride

•    CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES
•    odo
•    MEDIUM-CHAINTRIGLYCERIDE
•    Mixed decanoyl octanoyl glycerides
•    Caprylic / capric triglyceride
•    Decanoyl- and octanoyl glycerides
•    Einecs 277-452-2
•    Glycerin, mixed triester with caprylic acid and capric acid
•    CAPRYLIC /CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES fandachem
•    73398-61-5

Caprylic Capric Triglyceride offers several key benefits: 

Caprylic Capric Triglyceride offers a noticeable silkiness in products, they exhibit excellent anti-oxidant properties to extend the natural shelf life.
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride offers skin nurturing benefits due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid esters
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is especially suited to sensitive skin and oily skin.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an oily liquid derived from caprylic and capric fatty acids (typically sourced from coconut oil) and glycerin.

Caprylic acid and capric acid are saturated fatty acids found naturally in plant oils such as coconut and palm. 
These fatty acids are also found in the milk of some mammals, including goats, from which they get their name - ‘caprylic’ and ‘capric’ coming from the latin word for goats: capra. The caprylic/capric triglyceride we use is from plant (non-animal) origins.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride can be produced by reacting coconut oil with glycerin, which separates or ‘fractionates’ the glycerides. 
‘Caprylic’ and ‘Capric’ are names to describe the length of the resulting fatty acid molecules: 8 carbons long for caprylic and 10 for capric. 
The fractionating process removes almost all the long chain triglycerides, leaving mostly medium chain triglycerides and making it a more saturated oil. This saturation gives it a long shelf life and makes it more stable. 
Fractionating the oil raises the comparative concentration of capric acid and caprylic acid, giving it greater antioxidant properties.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride can be used in skin care products as a gentle, non-greasy emollient. 
It helps restore the skin's protective barrier while replenishing moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth. 
Similarly, when used in hair care products caprylic/capric triglyceride creates a protective barrier on the hair surface, helping to retain moisture and prevent dryness.

Other names: Caprylic/Capric Acid Triglyceride, Glycerol Calrylate Caprinate, Glycerol Caprylate Caprinate, Octanoic/Decanoic Acid Triglyceride, Decanoic Acid, Ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol Octanoate


INCI designation
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
CAS No. 
65381-09-1

EC / List no.: 277-452-2
CAS no.: 73398-61-5


CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It is a clear, non-viscous liquid. 
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE contains a mix of fatty acids that helps to replenish the skin and resist moisture loss. 
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE acts as an excellent emollient, dispersing agent and skin-replenishing ingredient. 
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE is especially suited to sensitive and oily skin. 
CAPRYLIC CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE is used in all skin care creams and lotions, make up, shampoos and cleansers.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE is classified as :
Emollient
Masking
Skin conditioning
Solvent
Perfuming
CAS Number: 73398-61-5 / 65381-09-1
EINECS/ELINCS No: 277-452-2 / 265-724-3
COSING REF No:    74816
Chem/IUPAC Name: Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate; Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl


Capric or caprylic triglyceride is a clear liquid derived from coconut oil, which is an edible substance that comes from the coconut nut of the coconut palm tree. 
Coconut palms, cocos nucifera, grow around the world in lowland tropical and subtropical areas where annual precipitation is low.
Healthy coconut palms produce 50 nuts per year, and the tree can be used to produce everything from food and drink to fibers, building materials, and natural ingredients.
Capric or caprylic triglyceride is a digestible ingredient used in hundreds of personal care and household products, such as baby wipes, lotion, makeup, deodorant, sunscreen, and hair-care items.

What Does Capric Caprylic Triglyceride Do in Our products?
Sometimes known as fractionated coconut oil, caprylic or capric triglyceride is widely used in skin products due to its rapid penetration ability.
Capric Caprylic Triglyceride helps bind moisture to the skin and has a neutral color and odor.

Why Puracy Uses Capric Caprylic Triglyceride
We use capric or caprylic triglyceride in our products as a moisturizer. 
Palm oil is a common alternative, but it is an endangered resource. 
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has deemed capric or caprylic triglyceride safe in cosmetic formulations.
Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care quality standards.
Studies show that capric or caprylic triglyceride have very low toxicity to people and animals when eaten, injected, or put on the skin or eyes.
Studies also show capric or caprylic triglyceride is not a skin irritant.

How Capric Caprylic Triglyceride Is Made
Caprylic triglyceride is the mixed triester of glycerin and caprylic and capric acids. 
Caprylic triglyceride is made by first separating the fatty acids and the glycerol in coconut oil. 
This is done by hydrolyzing the coconut oil, which involves applying heat and pressure to the oil to split it apart. 
The acids then go through esterification to add back the glycerol. 
The resulting oil is called capric or caprylic triglyceride. 
Capric Caprylic Triglyceride has different properties from raw coconut oi


Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. 
Capric Caprylic Triglyceride is included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss. 
Caprylic/capric triglyceride can also function as a thickener, but its chief job is to moisturize and replenish skin. 
Capric Caprylic Triglyceride's value for skin is made greater by the fact that it’s considered gentle.


Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl
Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl

CAS names
Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl


IUPAC names
(1-decanoyloxy-3-octanoyloxypropan-2-yl) dodecanoate
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride
Caprylic/capric triglycerides
Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl
glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl
Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl
Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl (Medium Chain Triglyceride)
Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl.
MCT
Medium Chain Triglyceride
Medium Chain Triglycerides
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT/TCM)

Trade names
Bergabest MCT-Oil
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride
CHINT: TGL C8-10 mixed
CremerCOOR
CremerCOOR MCT
Crodamol GTCC
Crodamol GTCC 65
DUB MCT
Grindsted
IMEX 3/9280
IMEX MCT 60/40
IMEX MCT 60/40(C)
Miglyol 810
Miglyol 812
MM Ester 6300
MMEster 6000
MMEster 7000
O.D.O.
PALMESTER
PALMSURF MCT 60/40
Paryol TMC 810T
Phase I REACH Kandidat
QUOLIO 60
QUOLIO 75
RADIA 7101
RADIA 7102K
RADIA 7103
RADIA 7103K
RADIA 7104
RADIA 7108
RADIAMULS MCT 2102K
RADIAMULS MCT 2104K
RADIAMULS MCT 2105K
RADIAMULS MCT 2106
RADIAMULS MCT 2107K
RADIAMULS MCT 2107V
RADIAMULS MCT 2109K
RADIAMULS MCT 2110K
RADIAMULS MCT 2110V
RADIAMULS MCT 2113V
Rodalube 380
Rofacer GPT
Rofacer GTCC
Rofacer GTCC 60
Rofacer GTCC 70/30
Rofetan GTCC
Rofetan GTCC 70/30
Romulgin GTCC
Romulgin GTCC 70/30
Softenol 3108
TCG-M
Triglycerides C8/C10
WAGLINOL 3/9280


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Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate
EC / List no.: 265-724-3
CAS no.: 65381-09-1
Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate
Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate

Pre-Registration process
IUPAC names: Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate

mixed triester of glycerin and caprylic and capric acids

Product properties *)
Appearance [25 °C]: Colourless to slightly yellow liquid

Chemical-physical data
Infrared spectrum according standard
Acid value (mg KOH/g): max. 0.10
Saponification value (mg KOH/g): 325.0 - 345.0
Hazen Colour: max. 100
Iodine value (g I2/100g): max. 0.5
Density (g/ml, 20ºC): 0.9400 - 0.9600
Refractive index (20ºC): 1.4480-1.4500


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a lipophilic, liquid emollient which can replace vegetable and mineral oils in formulations. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is also used as solvent for different actives ingredients in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. 
Showing low tackiness in formulations and an improved skinfeeling Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can be used in a variety of different cosmetic application fields such as
• Skin Care
• Body Care
• Sun Care
• Make Up
• Rinse off

Storage recommendations
Stored in original sealed containers Velsan CCT is stable for at least 1 years. 
During storage time the product must be protected from moisture and excessively high and low temperatures.
Further information on handling, storage and despatch is given in the EC safety data sheet

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an ingredient used in soaps and cosmetics. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride’s usually made from combining coconut oil with glycerin. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is sometimes called capric triglyceride. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride’s also sometimes mistakenly called fractionated coconut oil.

Caprylic triglyceride has been widely used for more than 50 years. 

Caprylic Capric Triglyceride helps smooth skin and works as an antioxidant. 
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride also binds other ingredients together, and can work as a preservative of sorts to make the active ingredients in cosmetics last longer.

Caprylic triglyceride is valued as a more natural alternative to other synthetic chemicals found in topical skin products. 
Companies that claim that their products are “all natural” or “organic” often contain caprylic triglyceride.

While it’s technically made of natural components, the caprylic triglyceride used in products isn’t usually found in nature. 
A chemical process separates the oily liquid so that a “pure” version of it can be added to products.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride benefits
Caprylic triglycerides are compounds made of naturally occurring fatty acids. They’re a clear liquid and slightly sweet to the taste. 
The high fat content in triglycerides, along with their texture and antioxidant qualities, make them of particular use for soap and skin care products.

Emollient
Emollients are ingredients that soften your skin. Emollients work by trapping moisture in your skin and forming a protective layer so the moisture can’t escape. 
Caprylic triglyceride is an effective skin-softening ingredient.

Dispersing agent
Dispersing agents are the parts of any chemical or organic compound that hold the ingredients together and stabilize them.

Mixing other active ingredients, pigments, or scents in a good dispersing agent keeps the ingredients from clumping together or sinking to the bottom of the mixture.
The waxy and thick consistency of caprylic triglycerides make them an excellent dispersing agent.

Solvent
Solvents are ingredients that can dissolve, or break apart, certain ingredients or compounds. 
Ingredients are solvents based on how their molecules are structured and shaped, and how they interact with other substances.

Caprylic triglyceride can dissolve compounds that are designed to clump together. While some solvents have toxic ingredients, caprylic triglyceride doesn’t carry those risks.

Antioxidant
Antioxidants work to neutralize toxins you’re exposed to every day in your environment. 
Antioxidants stop the chain reaction called oxidation, which can age your skin and take a toll on your body.

Caprylic triglyceride is full of antioxidants that help preserve your skin and help you feel younger.


Caprylic/capric triglyceride uses
Caprylic triglyceride can be found in topical skin care products that you use on and around your face. It’s used to:

boost the shelf life of these products
add a sheen to your skin that’s light and non-greasy
boost the antioxidants in the product
These products include:

moisturizing face creams
anti-aging serums
sunscreens
eye creams
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Caprylic/capric triglyceride in cosmetics
Caprylic triglyceride is a popular ingredient in makeup and other cosmetics. The ingredient keeps pigments evenly distributed in a cosmetic formula without causing a sticky feeling on your skin. You’ll often see this ingredient listed in these cosmetics:

lipstick
lip balm
lip liner
cream-based and liquid foundations
eye liner

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Is caprylic/capric triglyceride safe?
Caprylic triglyceride carries a very low, if any, toxicity for topical use. 
The FDA notes that it’s generally recognized as safe in low amounts as a food additive. 
That means it’s not toxic to consume the trace amounts that might be in your lipstick or lip balm.

Unless you have a severe allergy to coconut oil, you’re at very little risk for an allergic reaction triggered by using caprylic triglyceride.

There’s some environmental concern for the use of caprylic triglyceride. 

We don’t know enough about the way it’s broken down in nature and if it might eventually build up and pose a threat to wildlife. 
More research is needed to determine the safest ways to dispose of products that contain caprylic triglyceride.

Takeaway
Current research states that caprylic triglyceride is safe for most people to use. Consuming it in small amounts as a food additive, sweetener, or cosmetic product doesn’t pose a risk to your health.

Capric acid/caprylic triglyceride is one of the cleanest ingredients that you can find as a natural alternative to chemical ingredients.

Everyone’s skin reacts differently to different chemicals. Always proceed carefully when you’re using a new cosmetic product or face cream.


caprylic/capric triglyceride

Categories: Plant Extracts, Emollients, Texture Enhancer
Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride’s considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. 
Caprylic/capric triglyceride’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss. 
Caprylic/capric triglyceride can also function as a thickener, but its chief job is to moisturize and replenish skin. 
This ingredient’s value for skin is made greater by the fact that it’s considered gentle.


Caprylic triglyceride, or capric triglyceride, is a compound that combines fatty acids from natural oils, such as coconut oil, with glycerin. 
Soaps and cosmetics sometimes include caprylic triglyceride as an ingredient.

Although some companies market caprylic triglyceride as a natural ingredient, this is misleading, as it undergoes several manufacturing processes before appearing in products. The compound might cause side effects in some people.

This article discusses some of the benefits and risks of using products containing caprylic triglyceride.

About caprylic triglyceride
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Caprylic triglyceride is a compound that comes from combining fatty acids with glycerin.

The fatty acids in the compound are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). 
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) note that these fatty acids come from rich oils, such as coconut or palm oil.

Manufacturers remove and isolate fatty acids from the oil as caprylic acid. 
They combine these pure fatty acids with glycerin to make capric or caprylic triglyceride.

The manufacturers then use several other processes to purify the compound. 
The CIR suggest that the end product typically contains impurities at about 300 parts per million free fatty acids and up to 0.2% glycerol.

Some manufacturers may label caprylic triglyceride as a natural product, which is misleading.

Although the compound has natural origins, it takes several stages of processing to purify and stabilize the compound in the end product. 
Caprylic triglyceride is highly purified and refined.

Some manufacturers incorrectly refer to the compound as fractionated coconut oil or MCT oil, but these oils are from a different compound.

The authors of a 2020 study in Frontiers in Nutrition state that MCT oil generally refers to caprylic and capric acid — the natural fatty acids from the oil itself.


Uses of caprylic triglyceride
Caprylic triglyceride has various uses, including:

Skin care
Caprylic triglyceride is a stable compound that has an oily texture. 
It can create a barrier on the skin’s surface to lock in moisture. Several skin care products contain caprylic triglyceride, such as:

face creams
body moisturizers
sunscreens
eye creams
anti-aging serums
Makeup
The compound is also a stable alternative to other oils. Cosmetics and makeup containing fatty compounds may use caprylic triglyceride. These products include:

lip balm
lip liner
lipstick
eyeliner
liquid foundation or blush
Manufacturers may prefer the compound over other options because it is smooth but not sticky or greasy.

Foods
Caprylic acid, the base for caprylic triglyceride, may also be present in preprepared foods, such as:


Benefits of caprylic triglyceride
Caprylic triglyceride is a compound of glycerin and naturally occurring fatty acids from coconut or palm oil. 
The compound may have some benefits for the skin or the products that contain it.

Emollient
An emollient is an ingredient that softens the skin. Emollients form a protective layer on the skin, locking in moisture to prevent the skin from drying out.

The oily texture of caprylic triglyceride makes it a useful skin softener.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants serve several purposes in the body. For example, antioxidants can fight skin cell damage from the environment. 
The fatty acids in caprylic acid are antioxidants.

Solvent
Solvents help dissolve certain ingredients.

Caprylic triglyceride is an oily compound that can prevent ingredients from clumping together. 
Due to this property, it could improve the texture of products that contain the compound.

Dispersing agent
A dispersing agent stabilizes and binds ingredients in a product.

Caprylic triglyceride may help evenly distribute product ingredients, such as solid pigments, scents, or other compounds. 
This even distribution can create a more consistent texture and stable blend.

Interrupts microbial growth
Face products can change the microbial balance of the skin. They feed or inhibit certain types of microbes, particularly those that affect fat compounds.

A 2019 study in Cosmetics found that capric or caprylic compounds interfere with the growth of these microbes.


Summary
Caprylic triglyceride is a common compound in skin care and beauty products. 
Some foods also contain caprylic or capric acid, which is the base of the compound.

The ingredients are generally safe in small amounts, but they can still cause a reaction in some people.


Capric and caprylic acids are saturated fatty acids naturally present in coconut and palm oil. 
They are considered to be medium-chain fatty acids. 
Capric acid is also known as decanoic acid and caprylic acid is also known as octanoic acid. 
To isolate these fatty acids they are separated from the glycerine compound and the other fatty acids present in the coconut or palm oil. 
This is usually achieved by steam hydrolysis where intense heat and pressure is applied to break apart the structure of the oil. 
The capric & caprylic acids are then isolated from the other fatty acids and combined together with the glycerine compound by a process called ‘esterification’ to form the ingredient ‘capric/caprylic triglyceride’. 
This new ingredient has different physical properties than the original oil it came from. 
It feels dryer, less greasy and is highly stable.

Is Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Natural
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is created through a number of complicated chemical reactions and fractionated coconut oil is created through the simple physical process of heating and cooling down. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a much more refined oil than fractionated coconut oil and with refinement comes loss of therapeutic properties. 
Especially through high heat processes like steam hydrolysis, that’s why everybody shouts about how good their COLD pressed oils are! 

For the skincare industry Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is used to replicate the absorbency of oils like camellia, rosehip, macadamia or hazelnut and to create a silky smooth feel. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has a much higher shelf life than most other oils, especially the lighter oils used in serums and is available at a lower price


Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is a mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerine which comes in the form of an oily liquid, and is sometimes mistakenly referred to as fractionated coconut oil which shares a similar INCI name.


Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is usually used in skin care as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent. 
As an emollient, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride quickly penetrates the surface to condition the skin and hair, and provides a lightweight, non-greasy lubricating barrier. 
As a dispersing agent, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride helps enhance the delivery of vitamins, pigments and active ingredients contained in a solution so that they become evenly spread and fully absorbed by the epidermis. 
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride's oily texture thickens cosmetic formulas and provides a slipperiness, which in turn allows the easy spreadability of solutions and a smooth after-feel.

Cosmetic formulators value this product for its lack of colour and odour, as well as for its stability. 
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride has such great stability and resistance to oxidation that it has an almost indefinite shelf life.

Caprylic Capric Triglyceride
What: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is fractionated coconut oil, meaning a specific density of the coconut oil is extracted, similar to how cream is separated from milk. 
This oil has a very long shelf life and is a suitable carrier oil for essential oils, and plant and flower extracts. 
It is used in cosmetic products as an emollient, creating a barrier on the skin which helps skin to retain moisture.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is non-greasy, light weight, and rapidly absorbs into skin. 
It is also known to be compatible with most skin types, making it an excellent choice for use in products for sensitive skin.

Origin: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconut.

Products Found In: Makeup, facial moisturizers, body moisturizers, sunscreen products, skin care, body care, makeup, perfume.

Alternate Names: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylic/Capric Acid Triglyceride; Decanoic Acid, Ester With 1,2,3-Propanetriol Octanoate; Decanoic Acid, Ester With 1,2,3-Prpanetriol Octanoate; Decanonic Acid, Ester With 1,2,3-Propanetriol Octanoate; Glycerol Calrylate Caprinate; Glycerol Caprylate Caprinate; Octanoic/Decanoic Acid Triglyceride; Ester With 1,2,3-Propanetriol Octanoate Decanoic Acid; Ester With 1,2,3-Prpanetriol Octanoate Decanoic Acid; Ester With 1,2,3-Propanetriol Octanoate Decanonic Acid EWG

Toxicity: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is generally classified as being no to very low hazard, depending on product usage.

CAPRYLIC / CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
INCI: Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride

Extraction: derived from Coconut Oil and Glycerin, is considered an excellent emollient and skin repairing agent. 
It is a mix of fatty acids. 
It is not considered a sensitizing agent.

Benefits: it repairs the surface of the skin and prevents the loss of moisture and also works to thicken skin. 
They are neutral oils that do not irritate the skin, are easy to apply and are quickly absorbed.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is manufactured by hydrolyzing coconut oil, removing the free glycerin, and separating the medium chain length fatty acids by fractional distillation. 
The acids are then blended in the proper ratio and re-esterified with glycerin. 
Triglycerides (general) Some of the triglycerides are produced synthetically via classical Fischer type esterification methods (i.e., reaction of carboxylic acids with glycerin to produce carboxylic esters), although the reaction may be promoted by acid or base catalysis, or by the use of an acid chloride. However, some of these ingredients may be natural sourced and produced by transesterification (i.e., exchange of acid moieties to create a different ester product). For example, the triglycerides in natural oils can be reacted with intended length fatty acids to produce new triglycerides. 
The following are method of manufacture schemes for Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (medium-chain triglycerides (MCT); terminology used in a FDA foods Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification, defined as triglycerides with alkyl chain lengths from 8 to 10 carbons long) (Figure 3) 11 and medium- and long-chain triacylglycerol (MLCT)-oil (terminology used in a FDA foods GRAS notification, defined as triglycerides with alkyl chain lengths from 8 to 24 carbons long) (Figure 4):12 

Edible Vegetable Oil 
↓ Fractionation 
↓ Lipase Esterification 
↓ MCT crude Filtration to remove lipase 
↓ MCT Lipase-free Deacidification 
↓ Bleaching, deodorizing ↓ Packing, Quality analysis 
↓ Finished MCT 

Product Figure 3. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (MCT) production scheme 

Edible Vegetable Oil + MCT 
↓lipase esterification MLCT crude 
↓ Filtration to remove lipase MLCT Lipase-free 
↓ Deacidification ↓ Bleaching, deodorizing 
↓ Mixing, packing, quality analysis 
Finished MLCT-oil Product Figure 4. 

MLCT production scheme 

Impurities Triundecanoin contains no impurities or residues of catalysts or solvents. 
1,4-Dioxane, ethylene oxide, free amines, and nitrosamines are not added or formed during the production process. 
Furthermore, volatile compounds are effectively removed, by the deodorization process, below detection limits (0.1 ppm). 
The deodorization process also has removed any organochlorine or organophosphorus pesticides that may be present in the crude oil used in the production process. 
It is also important to note that the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), if present in the crude oil, is reduced below 10 ppb. 
Additionally, aflatoxins, if present in the raw materials, are reduced below detection limits (0.5 ppb) by neutralization and bleaching. 
The only known impurities of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride are approximately 300 ppm free fatty acids and as much as 0.2% glycerin.  
The relatively low iodine number 5, which is determined in an arbitrary but standard method, indicates very little unsaturated material present. 
USE Cosmetic The safety of the cosmetic ingredients addressed in this safety assessment is evaluated based on data received from the FDA and the cosmetics industry on the expected use of these ingredients in cosmetics. 
Use frequencies of individual ingredients in cosmetics are collected from manufacturers and reported by cosmetic product category in the FDA VCRP database. 
Use concentration data are submitted by the cosmetic industry in response to a survey, conducted by the Personal Care Products Council (Council), of maximum reported use concentrations by product category. 
According to information from the VCRP and that received from the Council, 30 ingredients assessed in this report are in use. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has the highest frequency of use; according to 2017 VCRP data, it is used in 6000 cosmetic formulations, with uses reported for all exposure types. 
Tribehenin has the next highest frequency of use, with 723 reported uses, followed by Triethylhexanoin, with 601 reported uses. (Table 5; Table 6) 
Use concentration survey data were collected in 2015/2016 (and updated in 2017) for some of ingredients, 14 and in 2017 for the remaining ingredients. 
The results indicate that Triethylhexanoin has the highest maximum use concentration in leaveon formulations, with concentrations of 100% reported for face and neck formulations and 63% in lipstick formulations (Table 5). 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has the next highest maximum use concentration in leave-ons, with concentrations of 95.6% in face and neck products. 
Approximately half of the ingredients included in this safety assessment have been reviewed previously by the Panel. 
The frequency and maximum concentrations of use for the majority of these ingredients has increased when compared to the previous review. 
The most remarkable increase is in the frequency of use of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; in 2003, this ingredient was reported to be used in 763 formulations and in 2017, it is reported to be used in 6000 formulations.5,6 Concentrations of use have also increased.
In 2003, the maximum leave-on concentration of use for this ingredients was 84%, it is now reported to 95.6%; maximum concentrations of use increased for eye area, non-coloring hair, hair coloring, nail, and baby product formulations. 
The increase in baby products was quite notable, increasing from 0.8% to 52%. 

The 21 triglycerides not currently reported to be in use, according to VCRP and concentration of use survey data, are listed in Table 7. 
In some cases, reports of use were received from the VCRP, but no concentration of use data were provided. 
For example, Trilinolenin is reported to be used in 2 formulations,16 but no use concentration data were provided. 
In other cases, no uses were reported to the VCRP, but a maximum use concentration was provided in the industry survey. 
For example, Caprylic/Capric/Linoleic Triglyceride was not reported in the VCRP database to be in use, but the industry survey indicated that it is used at concentrations up to 52.1% in body and hand product formulations. 
It should be presumed that Caprylic/ Capric/Linoleic Triglyceride is used in at least one cosmetic formulation for each category for which it is reported to be used. 
Some of the triglycerides are used at relatively high concentrations in products that can be used near the eye, can possibly be ingested, or come in contact with mucous membranes; for example, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is used at up to 83.3% in eye lotions, and Triethylhexanoin is used at up to 63% in lipstick formulations.

Additionally, some of these ingredients are used in cosmetic sprays and powders and could possibly be inhaled; for example, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Triethylhexanoin are reported to be used at maximum concentrations of 38% in spray body and hand formulations and 36% in perfumes, respectively, and 16% and 14.7%, respectively, in face powders. 
In practice, 95% to 99% of the droplets/particles released from cosmetic sprays have aerodynamic equivalent diameters >10 µm, with propellant sprays yielding a greater fraction of droplets/particles 12)) differ from those containing Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. 
28 C > 12 are degraded by salivary, intestinal and pancreatic lipases into two fatty acids and a monoacyl glycerol, whereas, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is degraded by the same enzymes into three fatty acids and the simple glycerol backbone. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is readily absorbed from the small intestine directly into the bloodstream and transported to the liver for hepatic metabolism, while C > 12 are incorporated into chylomicrons and enter the lymphatic system. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is readily broken down to carbon dioxide and two-carbon fragments, while C > 12 are re-esterified to triacylglycerols and either metabolized for energy or stored in adipose tissue

INCI:  Caprilic/ Capric Triglyceride

Caprilic is a blend of fatty acids, obtained from coconut oil, which undergoes esterification with glycerin.

One of its properties allows to keep water inside the skin by creating a barrier on its surface. Caprilic is a neutral oil, an ideal greasy substance which provides the skin with proper protection and makes it elastic as well as soft and smooth. It also has preserving properties.

Caprilic is created by means of esterification with glycerin. As a result we receive esters of octatonic acid and saturated capric acid.

It is extensively used in cosmetic formulas with regard to its properties: neutral, colourless and odorless as well as permanent and easily solubilized.  

 
Use: Emulsifiers, emollients, solubizer, a greasy factor used in ointments, creams, milks and toilet products, as a carrier of other oils and substances. 
Caprilic/Capric Triglyceride can be applied directly onto the skin.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a special esterification of coconut oil using caprylic and capric fatty acids. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is colorless, odorless, tasteless and stable. efficient solvents. Vitamins or other fat-soluble chemicals are easily dissolved in mixtures of caprylic/capric triglycerides and can be used to enhance the beneficial properties of face creams. Caprylic/capric trigylceride does not readily oxidize. It is particularly useful as a stabilizer of emulsions. This property is particularly useful in facial creams and other cosmetic products, helping to give them a longer shelf life. Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an excellent emollient as well, improving both the aesthetics of the product, as well as working to soften and smooth the skin.

Capric/caprylic triglycerid is a combined triester, a blend of capric and caprylic acids. Capric/caprylic triglycerid is also known as fractionated coconut oil. Its most popular use is as an emollient (for calming, and softening out the skin), due to the fact that it is capable of rapid penetration. It is also very commonly found in vitamins, as it is an effective dispersing agent. It is a very popular ingredient in many skin products and soaps.

Identification
Capric/caprylic acid is an MCT, which is a refined medium chain triglyceride, abbreviated as MCT. It has excellent stability of oxidation, and its shelf life is generally considered to be indefinite, with no real limits. It is known for not having any taste, scent or color whatsoever.

Uses
Capric/caprylic triglyceride is a common emollient and also a highly popular dispersing agent, and is often used as a vitamin solvent. It is often used for the production of soap, due to its function as a superfatting oil. It also enhances the spreading within skincare formulations.

Benefits
Some benefits of caprylic/capric triglyceride include the fact that it is not greasy at all, and has a very light texture. It is also rapidly absorbing, and is highly skin-compatible, due to the fact that it will not aggravate sensitive skin types. It also does not leave behind visible oil remnants on the skin. Since it has an extended shelf life, it does not necessitate special storage or handling practices, beyond being stored in a dry, cool location.

Reactions
In certain instances, people might experience a reaction to capric/caprylic triglyceride. As a result, consider testing it out before applying it on the skin in large amounts. Some possible side effects and reactions include rash, redness and itchiness.

Extraction
Capric/caprylic triglyceride is derived from the fruit coconut. Before the oil is even processed, it has very raised levels of saturated fat, with a content that remains around 90 percent. In its purest format, it has a milky color, though after being refined, it becomes clear (and is liquid at room temperature).


CAPRYLIC CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES ARE A SPECIFIC FRACTION OF COCONUT / PALM OIL FATTY ACIDS RESULTING IN ONLY THE MORE STABLE, AND SKIN LOVING, CAPRYLIC & CAPRIC FATTY ACIDS WHICH CREATES A DRY, SILKY OIL FORM OF ESTERS. 
Description

Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are produced by the esterification of glycerol (plant sugars) with mixtures of caprylic (C:8) and capric (C:10) fatty acids from coconut or palm kernel oils.  
The special combination, and esterification, are responsible for the silky oil feel. 
This is a specialized process used to achieve the skin benefits of the specific fatty acid esters that also results in superior oxidative stability, low color, and odor, as it is then further refined to remove residual fatty acids resulting in a pure ester, with a silky oil feel, that is a great choice for sensitive skin and oil free applications.  
The unique metabolic, and functional properties, of Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, are a consequence of their chemical structure, and makes them a versatile ingredient in numerous Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic applications.

In skin care applications Caprylic Capric Triglycerides offer several key benefits:  they offer a noticeable silkiness in products, they exhibit excellent anti-oxidant properties to extend the natural shelf life, they offer skin nurturing benefits due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid esters, not seen with common Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oils, and they are especially suited to sensitive skin and oily skin.


Growing usage of chemical lubricant as skin protector, especially in personal care and growing usage of caprylic/capric triglycerides in food & beverages as an ingredient are fueling the growth of caprylic/capric triglycerides market. 
This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for caprylic/capric triglycerides in food & beverages, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and other industries worldwide.


Based on application, the food & beverages application segment of the caprylic/capric triglycerides market is expected to account for a major share in 2021, followed by personal care, and industrial & other application segment. 
Growing usage of safe ingredients, especially in food & beverages and personal care is fueling the demand for caprylic/capric triglycerides. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is a trimester, which is available in form of liquid. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, owing to its excellent properties of longer shelf life, less toxicity, and a safe ingredient, is widely preferred as an ingredient in food & beverages products.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride = Fractionated Coconut Oil

DESCRIPTION
Fractionated Coconut Oil is a clear that is highly stable and resistant to oxidation for use in creams, lotions, and many other cosmetic preparations for skin and hair. 
Because it is chemically indifferent to other cosmetic ingredients, it acts as a viscosity regulator and assists in the dispersion of pigments and other additives. 
Further, it penetrates the skin readily, thus acting as a carrier for transdermal therapeutic ingredients. This ability to transport Essential Oils and actives makes it an oil of choice among medical practitioners and massage therapists.

Benefits of Fractionated Coconut Oil:

Defends chapped and cracked lips from further damage
Soothes irritated and scarred skin, as well as healing skin blemishes.
Moisturises and cleanses skin with a light oil consistency
Provides antioxidant based antibacterial support to the skin and face
INCI Name: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Recommended use level: 1 - 15 %

Common Uses:

Creams
Lotions
Soaps
Moisturisers
Origin: Vegetable (coconut or palm kernels) 

Solubility:  In mineral oil, vegetable oil and alcohol. Insoluble in water


Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride vs. Fractionated Coconut Oil


There's a lot of confusion between fractionated coconut oil and capric/caprylic trigyceride. 
Some sources say they're the same thing, while other sources say they're different. 
To fully understand wherein the confusion lies, and to find an answer to the mystery, let's take a look at how each of these ingredients are made. 

Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated coconut oil is created by melting coconut oil and then letting it cool very slowly. 
The different kinds of fats in the oil will separate based on their differing melting points. 
This is a physical separation process, no chemical reactions occur. 
Sometimes a centrifuge is used to help in the separation. 
Fractionated coconut oil typically refers to the liquid portion of the coconut oil that has been separated from the harder fats. 
This liquid is commonly used as a carrier oil for aromatherapy, in cosmetic items as an emolient, and in massage. 
The solid portion can then be used for further processing to create things like stearic acid, or sold raw to make things like coconut "wax" candles.  

What Are Fats?
To fully understand the difference between capric/caprylic triglyceride and fractionated coconut oil, let's first understand a little bit about the chemistry of fats.  
Oils (triglycerides) are made up of two components: a glycerol group (aka glycerin) and fatty acids. 
Fatty acids are chains of carbon and hydrogen and can vary in length. (You may have heard of short-chain, medium-chain, and long-chain fatty acids.) 
Different lengths of fatty acids all have unique names. In a fat, the glycerol group holds three fatty acids together, kind of like a hand with three fingers. 
(This is where the name *tri*glyceride comes from.) a typical triglyceride molecule
Capric and caprylic acids are saturated fatty acids naturally present in coconut oil. 
They are considered to be medium-chain fatty acids. 
Capric acid (also known as decanoid acid) has a length of 10 carbon atoms. 
Caprylic acid (also known as octanoic acid) has a length of 8 carbon atoms. 

Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride
To make capric/caprylic triglyceride, you first have to separate the capric and caprylic fatty acids from the glycerol group in the raw oil. 
There are a number of ways to do this. 
One way is through saponifications--aka soapmaking. 
A strong alkali is able to break apart the glycerol group from the fatty acids (that's why there's glycerin in a natural soap) and react with the fatty acids to create a new compound we know as soap. 
Another way to split the glycerol from the fatty acids is through steam hydrolysis. 
Intense heat and pressure is applied to break apart the triglyceride molecule. 
This is typically the method used in industrial fatty acid production.
So, once the caprylic and capric acids (the fingers) are separated from the glycerol (the hand) they then go through another process called esterification, to add the glycerol group back to the fatty acids. 
Well, in raw oils, a triglyceride will contain more than one type of fatty acid. 
(We might have a triglyceride with two chains of stearic acid and one chain of lauric acid. 
We might have another triglyceride with two chains of capric acid and one chain of oleic acid, and so forth.) 
So, when we're able to break down the oil and separate the fatty acids from the glycerin, we can then separate and isolate all of the different fatty acids. 
Then we can put the oil back together with only capric and caprylic acids and then have a "purified" version of the oil that we're now calling capric/caprylic triglyceride. 
(Also known as glyceryl tricaprylate/tricaprate.) 
This new purified and standardized oil has different physical properties than the original oil it came from. 
It feels dryer, less "greasy" and is highly stable because it's all saturated fat, the more unstable fatty acids having been removed. 

Answer
So, is capric/caprylic triglyceride *technically* a fractionated version of coconut oil? 
Yes, when the original material is made from coconut oil. 
The fatty acids have been separated, fractionated, and then put back together in to an oil. 
BUT, the term fractionated coconut oil refers to just the raw oil that has been separated through physical means. 
Capric/caprylic triglyceride refers to this new, standardized, fractionated oil that has been created through chemical reactions.  
 


MYRITOL 318
Function: Emollient

Chemical Description: Triglyceride from saturated fatty acids C8-C10

INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Appearance / Product characteristics : Clear, to slightly yellowish oil with a characteristic odor

Use: Medium spreading emollient suitable for all kind of cosmetic skin care applications.

Application
After Sun 
Antiperspirants & Deodorants 
Baby Care and Cleansing 
Body Care 
Color Care 
Face Care 
Face Cleansing 
Personal Care
Wipes 
Self Tanning 
Sun Protection


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is used in a all skin care creams, lotions,especially for sensitive skin and oily skin, bath and body bare breams, lotions, body olis, makeup, lipsticks, balms, natural perfumes, shampoos and cleansers.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - Fractionated Coconut Oil.

CCT's are a specialised esterification using only the Caprylic and Capric fatty acids of coconut oil.
Fractionated coconut oil produced through the standard distillation process which pulls through all of the fatty acids.
CCT's leave a silky feeling on the skin and hair not achievable with fractionated coconut oil, which feels more like a standard carrier oil.
CCT's are chosen in cosmetics and skin care for their particular suitability for sensitive and oily skin.
CCT's have excellent oxidative stability, anti-oxidant protection and an unlimited shelf life.
CAS-65381-09-1


Einecs 277-452-2;MEDIUM-CHAINTRIGLYCERIDE;CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES;Caprylic / capric triglyceride;Decanoyl- and octanoyl glycerides;Mixed decanoyl octanoyl glycerides;CAPRYLIC /CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES fandachem;Glycerin, mixed triester with caprylic acid and capric acid


CAPRYLIC /CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties
A colorless to slightly yellowish oily liquid that is practically odorless and tasteless. 
It solidifies at about 0°C. 
The oil is free from catalytic residues or the products of cracking.

Production Methods
Medium-chain triglycerides are obtained from the fixed oil extracted from the hard, dried fraction of the endosperm of Cocos nucifera L. Hydrolysis of the fixed oil followed by distillation yields the required fatty acids, which are then re-esterified to produce the medium-chain triglycerides.
Although the PhEur 6.0 specifies that medium-chain fatty acids are obtained from coconut oil, medium-chain triglycerides are also to be found in substantial amounts in the kernel oils of certain other types of palm-tree, e.g. palm kernel oil and babassu oil. 
Some animal products, such as milk-fat, also contain small amounts (up to 4%) of the medium-chain fatty acid esters.

Pharmaceutical Applications
Medium-chain triglycerides have been used in a variety of pharmaceutical formulations including oral, parenteral, and topical preparations.
In oral formulations, medium-chain triglycerides are used as the base for the preparation of oral emulsions, microemulsions, self emulsifying systems, solutions, or suspensions of drugs that are unstable or insoluble in aqueous media, e.g. calciferol. 
Medium chain triglycerides have also been investigated as intestinal absorption enhancers and have additionally been used as a filler in capsules and sugar-coated tablets, and as a lubricant or antiadhesion agent in tablets.
In parenteral formulations, medium-chain triglycerides have similarly been used in the production of emulsions, solutions, or suspensions intended for intravenous administration.
In rectal formulations, medium-chain triglycerides have been used in the preparation of suppositories containing labile materials. 
In cosmetics and topical pharmaceutical preparations, medium-chain triglycerides are used as a component of ointments, creams, and liquid emulsions.

Therapeutically, medium-chain triglycerides have been used as nutritional agents.
Diets containing medium-chain triglycerides are used in conditions associated with the malabsorption of fat, such as cystic fibrosis, since medium-chain triglycerides are more readily digested than long-chain triglycerides. 
Medium-chain triglycerides have been particularly investigated for their use in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) regimens in combination with longchain triglycerides.
Although similar to long-chain triglycerides, medium-chain triglycerides have a number of advantages in pharmaceutical formulations, which include better spreading properties on the skin; no impedance of skin respiration; good penetration properties; good emollient and cosmetic properties; no visible film on the skin surface; good compatibility; good solvent properties; and good stability against oxidation.

Safety
Medium-chain triglycerides are used in a variety of pharmaceutical formulations including oral, parenteral, and topical products, and are generally regarded as essentially nontoxic and nonirritant materials.
In acute toxicology studies in animals and humans, no irritant or other adverse reactions have been observed; for example, when they were patch-tested on more than 100 individuals, no irritation was produced on either healthy or eczematous skin. 
Medium-chain triglycerides are not irritating to the eyes.
Similarly, chronic toxicology studies in animals have shown no harmful adverse effects associated with medium-chain triglycerides following inhalation or intraperitoneal, oral, and parenteral administration.
In humans, administration of 0.5 g/kg body-weight mediumchain triglycerides to healthy individuals produced no change in blood or serum triglycerides compared to subjects receiving the same dose of the long-chain triglyceride triolein.
In patients consuming diets based on medium-chain triglycerides, adverse effects reported include abdominal pain and diarrhea.
LD50 (mouse, IV): 3.7 g/kg
LD50 (mouse, oral): 29.6 g/kg
LD50 (rat, oral): 33.3 g/kg

storage
storage temperatures that can be experienced in tropical and temperate climates. 
Ideally, however, they should be stored at temperatures not exceeding 25°C and not exposed to temperatures above 40°C for long periods. 
At low temperatures, samples of medium-chain triglycerides may become viscous or solidify. 
Samples should therefore be well melted and mixed before use, although overheating should be avoided.
In the preparation of microemulsions and self-emulsifying systems, emulsions, or aqueous suspensions of medium-chain triglycerides, care should be taken to avoid microbiological contamination of the preparation, since lipase-producing microorganisms, which become active in the presence of moisture, can cause hydrolysis of the triglycerides. 
Hydrolysis of the triglycerides is revealed by the characteristic unpleasant odor of free mediumchain fatty acids.
Medium-chain triglycerides may be sterilized by maintaining at 170°C for 1 hour.
Medium-chain triglycerides should be stored protected from light in a well-filled and well-closed container. 
When stored dry, in sealed containers, medium-chain triglycerides remain stable for many years.

Incompatibilities
Preparations containing medium-chain triglycerides should not come into contact with polystyrene containers or packaging components since the plastic rapidly becomes brittle upon contact. 
Low-density polyethylene should also not be used as a packaging material as the medium-chain triglycerides readily penetrate the plastic, especially at high temperatures, forming an oily film on the outside. 
High-density polyethylene is a suitable packaging material. 
Closures based on phenol resins should be tested before use for compatibility with medium-chain triglycerides. 
Polyvinyl chloride packaging should also be tested for compatibility since mediumchain triglycerides can dissolve some plasticizers, such as phthalates, out of the plastic.
Materials recommended as safe for packaging medium-chain triglycerides are low-density polyethylene, polypropylene, glass, and metal.


Caprylic Capric Triglycerides is an oily liquid, typically produced from combining coconut oil with glycerin. 
This ingredient is sometimes called capric triglyceride. It's likewise now and then erroneously called fractionated coconut oil. 
It assists in smoothening the skin and also works as an antioxidant.
Caprylic triglycerides are compounds made of naturally occurring fatty acids. 
The high-fat substance in them alongside their surface and antioxidant agent characteristics, make them of specific use for cleanser and skincare items.
It is added in the cosmetics products to make active ingredients beauty care products last longer as it works as a preservative by binding together other ingredients.


The global capric/caprylic triglycerides market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. 
Caprylic acid is a typical name for eight-carbon saturated fatty acid known by octanoic acid. 
Its compounds are formed naturally in the milk of several mammals& as a minor part of coconut oil& palm kernel oil. 
Caprylic acid is an oily liquid that is partly soluble in water with a rancid-like smell &taste.

Uses of caprylic acid are found commercially in perfumery& in manufacture of dyes. 
It is an antimicrobial pesticide that is used as a food sanitizer in food handling units like dairy equipment, food processing equipment, wineries, breweries and beverage processing units. 
It is used as a disinfectant in healthcare facilities, schools, animal care/veterinary facilities, office building & premises, recreational units, retail & wholesale firms, restaurants and hotels. Additionally, caprylic acid is also used as an algaecide, bactericide & fungicide in nurseries, greenhouses& garden facilities.

The dietary uses of caprylic acid constitute as excess calorie burning & weight loss. 
Even athletes and sport persons consume triglycerides present in certain supplements to build endurance and stamina. 
Hence, capric/caprylic triglyceride is a preferred ingredient in food & beverages product due it is longer shelf-life, minimum toxicity, and as a safe ingredient.

The major drivers of global triglycerides market constitute as rise in usage of chemicals as skin protector, mainly in personal care and increasing use of capric/caprylic triglycerides in food & beverages as an ingredient is propelling the market growth for capric/caprylic triglycerides. 
Therefore, capric triglycerides witness an increasing demand for capric/caprylic triglycerides in food & beverages, personal care, pharmaceuticals & other industries globally.

On the basis of application, the global triglycerides market is segmented as personal care, industrial& other applications. 
Increasing use of safe ingredients, specifically in food & beverages and personal care is propelling the demand for caprylic/capric triglycerides.


(Neutral oil) The neutral oil (also called MCT oil ["Medium Chain Triglycerides"]) is an esterification product of glycerol with capric acid and caprylic acid. The liquid oil has a smoothing effect and promotes the application behavior of other ingredients. The medium-chain fatty acids (triglycerides) are of natural origin. The starting point is usually palm kernel or coconut oil.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is considered one of the cleanest ingredients that you can find as an alternative to chemicals commonly used in the cosmetic industry.

It is made by combining coconut oil and glycerin together. It is great for smoothing skin and works as an antioxidant. It is a perfect addition to our Natural Sunscreen.

Not only is it not greasy, but it helps to easily blend into your skin, making products feel great on your skin.


MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride)Chemical Name: Octanoic/Decanoic Acid TriglycerideCAS#: 65381-09-1

Coconut (Fractionated) Oil - Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
CAS:65381-09-1; 73398-61-5 EINECS:277-452-2

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a clear and odorless traditional medium spreading emollient for modern cosmetic applications. 
This product is all natural and derived from coconut oil, having low viscosity and excellent skin penetrability.

Applications include but are not limited to:

Oils
Color cosmetics
Facial and body lotions
Body butters
Facial Masks
Shampoos and conditioners
Characteristics:

Alternative to mineral oil
Skin-conditioning agent
Solvent


Caprylic/capric triglycerides is made with combination of coconut oil and glycerine which is extensively used in personal care product and cosmetics such as sunscreen, face cream, moisturiser, lipstick foundation, perfumes, makeup and various others whereas rising trend of cosmetic and personal care products will boost market growth in coming years. Moreover, due to various functions such as healthy cognitive functioning, efficient metabolism, and efficient weight management opens the way for dietary supplements and sports energy drinks. In addition increasing use of caprylic/capric triglycerides in food & beverage products will fuel market growth.


Triglyceride
Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycine
Medium chain triglycerides are a mixture of naturally occurring fatty acids. Typically based on coconut and palm kernel oils. This neutral oil does not irritate the skin, it is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. It improves the effectiveness of the ingredients contained in cosmetic products and prevents it from over-moisturizing the skin. Irritated and over nourished skin can be brought back into balance.

Cosmetic properties:

completely irritation free
easy to apply & absorbs quickly
promotes the effectiveness of other ingredients
prevents skin from becoming over-moisturized


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – also known as MCT Oil – is a classic emollient derived from renewable natural raw materials. 
It is produced from vegetable Glycerine and fractionated vegetable Fatty Acids, mainly Caprylic and Capric Acids. 
MCT Oil is a clear and colourless liquid, neutral in odour and taste. 
It is fully saturated and therefore highly resistant to oxidation. 

Functions
Skin Care
 Facial Creams & Masks
 Body Lotions & Oils
 Nail Care
 Hand & Foot Care
Oils
 Massage
 Bath & Shower
 Shaving
Sun Care
 Sunscreens
 After Sun
 Self-Tanning
Colour Cosmetics
 Eyeshadow
 Blush Powder
 Primers
 Lipsticks
 Make-up-remover
Lip Care
 Balms
 Creams
 Sticks
Baby Care
 Creams
 Lotions
 Cleansing
 Wet Wipes
Men’ Grooming
 Shaving Creams & Oils
 After Shave Oils & Lotions
 Beard Oils & Balms
Dispersing agent
Emollient Moisturiser
Oil Substitute
Solubiliser
Solvent
Spreading Agent
Viscosity Modifier


Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an oily liquid, derived from coconut oil and glycerine. Caprylic works as an emollient, and helps skin to retain moisture by providing lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication. Caprylic/capric triglyceride is used in cosmetics and other personal care products, such as eye makeup, moisturizers, face creams, sunscreens, perfumes lipstick, and foundations. It can also be used in perfumes, moisturizers and sunscreens. As it is found naturally in foods, it can also be made by industrial processes. Personal care, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and industrial & others are the major applications of Caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The demand for Caprylic/capric triglyceride is expected to grow in the coming years, due to its increasing consumption in food & beverages, and personal care industry. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, owing to its excellent properties like light weight, and non-greasy, rapidly absorbs into skin. It is widely prefer for sensitive skin, as it is also known to be compatible with most skin types.


MCT Oil, also known as Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, is gaining widespread attention within the beauty, cosmetic and personal care industries due to its impressive silky, oil-free texture and oxidative stability. Despite the word oil in its name, MCT Oil is actually an ester, not a true oil. It primarily contains Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid, medium chain triglycerides that are fluid at room temperature.

Not all commercially available MCT Oils are produced solely from coconuts. Some MCT products may be produced using unsustainable rapeseed and/or palm oils.

To produce our MCT Oil, a process called esterification is used. Coconut oil is first hydrolyzed to yield the medium chain fatty acids and glycerol. The glycerol is reserved, and the fatty acids undergo distillation to separate them into fractions of different chain lengths. The C8 Caprylic Acid and C10 Capric Acid fractions are then re-esterified with glycerol to form MCT Oil. The oil is then filtered and deodorized.

Unlike pure Virgin Coconut Oil that has a characteristic coconut aroma and that is solid and opaque at room temperature, MCT Oil is a clear, colorless and virtually odorless fluid that pours easily at room temperature.

Our MCT Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil primarily consist of Caprylic and Caparic Triglycerides. However, they are produced using different methods, and both feature important differences in properties, benefits and applications. Please refer to the Comparison Chart shown on the next page and the separate product literature available for our Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Uses:
MCT Oil is highly versatile and is suitable for all skin types. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It is especially attractive for incorporation into oil-free cosmetic and personal care formulations intended for oily, combination or problem skin types. It absorbs rapidly and possesses a highly desirable, silky, powdery feel. MCT Oil can be incorporated into massage formulations or used on its own as a very light, non-greasy massage oil. It is also an exceptional substitute for mineral oil. Within aromatherapy and fragrancing applications, MCT Oil serves as a virtually odorless carrier for essential oils and other aromatics.

Properties:

Highly Stable
Light
Clear, Colorless to Yellow
Virtually Odorless
Fluid at Room Temperature
Rapid Absorption
Non-Greasy
Smooth, Silky Texture When Applied to Skin
Minimal to No Sheen Upon Application
Suitable for All Skin Types
Emulsifies Easily
See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition


MCT Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Skin Care
Lip Care
Hair Care
Nail Care
Cosmetics
Aromatherapy
Massage
Recommended Usage Rate:
1-100%

Please Note: Non-GMO (Not genetically modified).
Origin: Europe
INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
Extraction Method: Esterification (Glycerol and Fatty Acids)
Processing Method: Filtration and Deodorization
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years Minimum
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 325 - 345
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.239
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.335
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.


Caprylic / capric triglyceride is a specialty emollient ester that also acts as a carrying and coupling agent derived from coconut oil.  
Caprylic / capric triglyceride forms a protective barrier around the skin to hold in moisture.  
Suitable for use in lotions, creams, sunscreens, hair care, perfumes, lip care, and in foundations.  

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are a specific type of coconut oil fatty acids. Some people refer to it as Fractionated Coconut oil. It is similar but not quite the same. This is because Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides uses the Caprylic and Capric Fatty Acids, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is a combination of all of the fatty acids, pulled through the distillation process. 

The difference between Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides and Fractionated Coconut Oil are well documented and are obvious in the the feel and performance of the two oils.

It has been shown that Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides offers a dry, silky oil feel while the Fractionated Coconut Oil has the feel of a regular carrier oil. 
In performance, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides are a suitable oil replacement, when you need to use it with emulsifiers that are intolerant of carrier oils, where the Fractionated Coconut Oil is not.
As an emollient, it both quickly and efficiently penetrates the surface to condition the skin/hair, and provides a lightweight and non-greasy barrier to the hair to retain moisture.

 

As a dispersing agent, it helps enhance the delivery of vitamins, pigments and other active ingredients contained in a solution so that they become evenly spread out and fully absorbed by the epidermis. 

Key Benefits

The unique mix of fatty acids helps to repair the hairs surface and retain moisture in curly hair. 

Caprylic/capric triglyceride creates a barrier on the hair's surface, decreasing the amount of moisture lost. It not only prevent dryness of the hair and skin, but it also acts as a hair conditioning agent.
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides produces a noticeable silkiness in products. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is considered non-sensitising, therefore it is perfect for sensitive skin.

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is especially suited to sensitive scalps.

Plant derived

Properties of the natural ingredient makes it suitable for use in various applications.

Fast Spreading, light skin feel - personal care ingredient
Oxidative stability, low viscosity, clean organoleptic quality - solvent for flavour, pharmaceautical, lubricant
Lower caloric value, rapid available source of energy - health management


Our customers use this ingredient for its emollient, skin-conditioning yet non-greasy effects. In lip tints and lipsticks, it helps to disperse color evenly for a smooth application.
This is an oily liquid that's derived from coconut oil and glycerin.
 

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