Sometimes mistakenly referred to us Fractionated Coconut Oil, Caprylic capric triglycerides (CCT) are derived from coconut oil. It is an excellent emollient and moisturiser and is a popular ingredient in moisturising creams and lotions.
CCT creates a barrier on the skin’s surface, decreasing the amount of moisture lost through the skin, functioning not only to prevent dryness in skin, but also as a skin conditioning agent
It has a long shelf life and can help stabilise and lengthen the shelf life of creams and lotions.
Add to your creams and lotions especially if your formulation includes plant oils to reduce the heaviness and greasiness typical of plant oil based creams.
Simply replace part of the plant oil component in your recipe with this ester. For example if your formulation includes 15% plant oils then try replacing 5% of the oils with 5% Caprylic Capric Triglycerides. You’ll feel the difference.
INCI: Caprylic Capric Triglycerides
Typical Usage Rate: 2% to 5% In creams and lotions. Add to heated oil phase
Form: Clear liquid.