Polyglyceryl-6 caprylate/caprate is a plant-derived ingredient, usually appearing as a clear liquid. We use this in our mouth wash as a solubilizer, helping the ingredients dissolve more easily and improving the consistency of the product.
Polyglyceryl-6 caprylate/caprate is derived from polyglycerin-6 (vegetable oil component) mixed with caprylic and capric acids (saturated fatty acids from coconut/palm). It's used in many different personal care products for its gentle cleansing properties and good compatibility with sensitive skin.
Chemical class: Glyceryl Esters and Derivatives
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