Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate



Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate description

A synthetic ester blend of medium chain fatty acids and fatty alcohol that works as an emollient. As such, it can help improve skin's barrier so it's better able to resist moisture loss.

Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate references

  • Pharmaceutics, March 2014, pages 52-77
  • Biochimica Biophysica Acta, March 2014, pages 362-368

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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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Not Rated