Capric triglyceride or caprylic is composed of a mixture of glycerine and fatty acids derived from palm oil. Caprylic is a colorless and odorless liquid fraction that is resistant to oxidation.
Caprylic triglycerides is obtain from coconut oil by hydrolysis. The complex chain of triglycerides of the coconut oil is broken down into glycerol and chains of fatty acid. Certain chains of fatty acids are required and are separated through a distillation process. The distillate fatty acid is re esterified to yield caprylic triglyceride.
Capric Triglyceride works as a good emollient and viscosity modifier. It is commonly used in skincare products for both adults and infants - for instance, body lotions, wet wipes, facial creams, and shaving oils.
Various formulation of pharmaceutical products utilizes caprylic triglycerides in oral and topical treatments. The compound used as an emulsifying agent for drugs that are insoluble in a solution. Furthermore, recent research has used the compound for absorption enhancement of the intestine.