Caprylic Acid

Our database includes 654 products that contain Caprylic Acid.

Rating: Mixed

Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Last updated July 31, 2023 | Published May 22, 2020

Comedogenic Rating:   1
Irritancy Rating:   3


Caprylic Acid is a fatty acid commonly found in plant oils, such as palm and coconut oils.

Much of the research is based on caprylic acid derived from coconut oil. Coconut oil is an emollient and helps moisturize the skin.

Caprylic Acid has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Several studies found it to be effective at treating yeast infections. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Besides cosmetics, this ingredient is also used for a variety of medical purposes such as treating digestive disorders.

This ingredient is minimally soluble in water.

Read more about a similar ingredient
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Also known as: Octanoic Acid

Caprylic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Cleansing, Emulsifying, Masking

Community Stats

46 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Dryness • Redness • Sensitivity

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Combination Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Dullness • Acne • Sensitivity

Where it's used

Caprylic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 10 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Caprylic Acid the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74813
  • INN Name: octanoic acid
  • EC #:  204-677-5
  • All Functions: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Masking, Perfuming, Surfactant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.