What it is
Capric Acid is a saturated fatty acid. It is naturally found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Creating capric acid involves the oxidation of decanol, a primary alcohol. This ingredient has perfuming, masking, and antibacterial properties.
Capric Acid is mainly used in perfume and to create artificial fruit flavors. Masking ingredients are used to cover the scent of another ingredient.
Interestingly, capric acid has a rancid scent on its own.
Also known as: Decanoic Acid and Decylic Acid
Capric Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.3% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Capric Acid is most often found as ingredient number 14 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Capric Acid the most:
Products with Capric Acid
- CosIng ID: 74803
- INCI Name: CAPRIC ACID
- EC #: 206-376-4
- All Functions: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Masking, Perfuming, Surfactant