Caprylyl Glycol

Our database includes 7375 products that contain Caprylyl Glycol.


Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

People also like: Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol

People also dislike: Citric Acid, Parfum, Butylene Glycol

Caprylyl Glycol is a common cosmetic ingredient, with about 25.1% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

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

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Fine Lines • Redness • Dullness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Dullness • Fungal Acne • Dark Spots

Where it's used

Caprylyl Glycol is most often found as ingredient number 20 within an ingredient list.

Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Caprylyl Glycol, they all have a concentration of 2% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Caprylyl Glycol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74860
  • EC #:  214-254-7
  • All Functions: Deodorant, Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning
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.