A type of fatty alcohol. Fatty Alcohols are most often used as an emollient or to thicken a product. They are usually derived from natural fats and oils and therefore do not have the same drying or irritating effect as traditional alcohols.
Caprylyl Alcohol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.10% of the products in our database containing it.
Also known as: Octan-1-ol
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