Caprylyl/myristyl glucoside is a clear liquid created from plant-derived fatty acids and sugar. ‘Caprylyl’ and ‘myristyl’ are names to describe fatty acid molecules of different length - 8 carbons long for caprylyl and 14 for myristyl. The ‘glucoside’ in its name indicates that a glucose (sugar) molecule is attached to these fatty acids. As a surfactant (cleaner), caprylyl/myristyl glucoside is effective at creating lather and is also used to mix oils and other ingredients which typically are not capable of mixing into water, a process known as solubilizing. This ingredient is produced from renewable vegetable-derived raw materials.