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Glyceryl Caprylate

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Enhanced skin absorption

SYNONYMS

● CAPRYLIC ACID MONOGLYCERIDE
● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
● GLYCERYL MONOCAPRYLATE
● MONO- OCTANOIN
● MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL OCTANOIC ACID
● OCTANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL
● OCTANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH GLYCEROL
● OCTANOIN, MONO-

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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Glyceryl Caprylate is a monoester of glycerin and caprylic acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment164 products
mask120 products
foundation97 products
lipstick96 products
moisturizer74 products
eye shadow67 products
serums & essences63 products
eye liner51 products
daily use with SPF51 products
shampoo49 products
concealer48 products
brow liner46 products
mascara44 products
recreational sunscreen42 products
blush40 products
facial cleanser37 products
bronzer/highlighter36 products
lip gloss36 products
antiperspirant/deodorant35 products
conditioner34 products
around-eye cream26 products
hand cream26 products
baby lotion22 products
exfoliant/scrub21 products
lip balm21 products
body wash/cleanser19 products
setting powder/spray16 products
lip liner16 products
liquid hand soap15 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
anti-aging12 products
baby sunscreen12 products
toners/astringents11 products
lip balm with SPF10 products
hair styling aide9 products
baby shampoo7 products
baby soap7 products
makeup primer7 products
sunless tanning7 products
glitter6 products
body firming lotion5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
makeup remover4 products
body spray3 products
facial powder3 products
BB cream3 products
other eye makeup3 products
baby bubble bath3 products
shaving cream3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
diaper cream2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
detangler2 products
lip plumper2 products
beard oil2 products
2 products
after sun product1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
after shave1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bubble bath1 products
beard care1 products
toothpaste1 products
foot cleansing1 products
body art1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby wipes1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
190 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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