propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate

Propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate is a gel-textured ingredient used in many lightweight moisturizers. It’s a mix of propylene glycol and capric acid, a fatty acid derived from plants.

References for this info:
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, August 2008, pages 3,467–3,482

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