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Tricaprylin

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Enhanced skin absorption

SYNONYMS

1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER CAPRYLIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER OCTANOIC ACID, CAPRYLIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER, CAPRYLIN; GLYCEROL TRIOCTANOATE, GLYCEROL TRIOCTANOATE, GLYCERYL TRICAPRYLATE, OCTANOIC ACID, 1,2,3PROPANETRIYL ESTER, TRICAPRYLIN, and TRIOCTANOIN

Tricaprylin is a triester of glycerin and caprylic acid.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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blush40 products
foundation25 products
lipstick22 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
bronzer/highlighter12 products
lip gloss10 products
concealer4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
facial powder3 products
around-eye cream3 products
hand cream2 products
anti-aging2 products
lip balm2 products
moisturizer1 products
oil controller1 products
1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
conditioner1 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
329 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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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