Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate



Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate at a glance

  • A mixture of fatty acids
  • Used as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickening agent in skin care products
  • Can also function as a cosmetic pigment dispersant
  • Described as leaving a soft, cushiony feel on skin

Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate description

Dipentaerythrityl hexacaprylate/hexacaprate is a mixture of fatty acids used as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickening agent. It can also function as a pigment dispersant in cosmetic formulas. According to a manufacturer of this ingredient (Vantage Specialty Chemicals), it leaves skin feeling soft and “provides cushion and a slight non-tacky oily type feel.”

Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate references

  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals (supplier info), Accessed December 2021, ePublication
  • https://www.vantagegrp.com/en-US/Product/Page/3deab3c5-efaf-4407-9539-6cc34bd5e649/Liponate-DPC-6
  • PubChem (supplier info), Accessed March 2021, ePublication

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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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