Caprylyl Glycol EHG
Caprylyl Glycol EHG

Caprylyl Glycol EHG

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Humectant, Emollient with Antimicrobial Activity, Whole Foods listed
Part Number: HUM-CAEHG-01
Availability: In Stock
Int. Shipping: HS Code 2905399000

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Description: Blend of caprylyl glycol (67-73%) and ethylhexylglycerin (27-33%). Glycols are known boost the effectiveness of other preservatives and show antimicrobial efficacy against typical germs found in cosmetic formulations. Soluble in glycols and alcohols, to increase solubility in water propylene glycol, emulsifiers or surfactants are necessary. Clear colorless liquid, mild odor.

CAS: 1117-86-8, 70445-33-9

INCI Name: Caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin

  • Effective humectant and emollient providing unique skin feel
  • Has antimicrobial efficacy (especially against gram negative bacteria and fungi)
  • Boosts efficacy of traditional preservatives (especially phenoxyethanol) by enhancing their penetration into the microbial cell
  • Provides deodorizing efficacy
  • Accepted by Whole Foods

Use: Typically used at around 1-2% together with, for example, phenoxyethanol-SA for effective preservation. Can also be used alone (for a preservative-free claim) at 1% in products that are protected from contamination by fingers (e.g. bottles, jars with dispensers, pumps). It is typically added in the last phase of the formulation process. Recommended use level in deodorants 0.5%. For external use only.

Applications: All kinds of leave-on & rinse-off personal care and cosmetic products.

Country of Origin: USA

Raw material source: Alkylene oxide and glycerin

Manufacture: Caprylyl glycol is synthesized via catalytic oxidation of the corresponding alkylene oxide. Ethylhexylglycerin is made from glycerin.

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: GMO free (does not contain plant-derived components)

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Documents: SDS, Fact Sheet, Sample Recipe, Certificate of Analysis

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