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Medium-chain triglycerides

Medium-chain triglycerides
It consist of a mixture of triglycerides of saturated fatty acids, mainly of caprylic acid and of capric acid. They contain not less than 95% of saturated fatty acids. Being oily in nature, they are occlusive and enhance skin hydration, thus promoting penetration of actives.
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Medium-chain triglycerides
Medium-chain triglycerides
Primary function
Penetration enhancer
Typical use level
As a penetration enhancer for lotions, they can be evaluated in the range of 5 - 10% w/w
Physical data

  • Appearance: A colourless to slightly yellowish oily liquid
  • Density: 0.94 - 0.96 g/cm³
  • Freezing point: - 5%
  • Viscosity: 27 - 32 cP

Benefits / Claims
Good solubiliser for fat soluble actives, medium spreading emollient
Suitable for
Cream/ Emulsion
Softgel Capsules
Oral Suspensions
Oral Syrup

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