Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer


Film-Forming Agent

No known benefits

Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer at a glance

  • Functions as a polymer and film-forming agent
  • Used as a replacement for silicones in cosmetics formulas
  • Can be naturally derived from coconut or castor oil
  • Often paired with diheptyl succinate

Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer description

Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer is an ingredient that functions as a polymer and film-forming agent, as well as a replacement for silicones in cosmetic formulas. Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer can be naturally derived from coconut and castor oil or produced synthetically. It is often paired with diheptyl succinate, a texture enhancer that is also considered an alternative to silicones in cosmetics.

Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer references

  • Household and Personal Care Today, March/April 2019, pages 22–25

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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