Caprylyl/capryl glucoside is a pale yellow liquid created from plant-derived fatty acids and sugar. ‘Caprylyl’ and ‘capryl’ are names to describe fatty acid molecules of different length - 8 carbons long for caprylyl and 10 for capryl. The ‘glucoside’ in its name indicates that a glucose (sugar) molecule is attached to these fatty acids. As a surfactant (cleaner), caprylyl/capryl 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.
Corn, Potato, Wheat, Oil Palm Fruit
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.