Origin: Combination of caprylyl glycol and ethylhexylglycerin. Caprylyl glycol is synthesized via catalytic oxidation of the corresponding alkylene oxide. Ethylhexylglycerin is made from glycerin.
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Overview: Caprylyl Glycol EHG is a humectant and emollient with antimicrobial activity. It boosts the efficacy of traditional preservatives and improves the deodorizing properties of formulations.
- Leave-on personal care products
- Rinse-off personal care products
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: Typically used at around 1-2% together with, for example, phenoxyethanol-SA for effective preservation. Can also be used alone (for a preservative-free claim) at 1% in products in bottles, jars with dispensers, or pump).