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Cocoyl caprylocaprate

Cocoyl Caprylocaprate

Cocoyl caprylocaprate
It is a polar lipid that can solubilize many types of actives. It has an occlusive effect, thus exhibiting emollient activity. This occlusive effect also increases hydration, which can act as a driving force for drug penetration into the skin.
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Cocoyl caprylocaprate
Cocoyl caprylocaprate
Primary function
Penetration enhancer
Typical use level
IID approved level is 2.5% for topical gels. For creams and emulsions, 1 - 2.5% can be used for penetration enhancing activity
Physical data

  • Appearance: slightly yellowish liquid
  • Spreading value: 800 mm² (Medium spreading emollient)
  • Ester prepared from the dehydration of fatty alcohols containing caprylic and capric acids

Benefits / Claims
Polar lipid having solubilizing capacity for some actives. Provides emollience and occlusivity.
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