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Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside

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Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside

Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside

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.

INCI Name:
Not available
Ingredient origins:
Coconut Fruit, Corn, Potato, Wheat, Oil Palm Fruit
Role:
Surfactant
Common name:
Not available
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.
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