Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl glycol is an alcohol derived from caprylic acid, a natural fatty acid found in palm and coconut oils. Caprylyl glycol is an effective conditioner and moisturizer that also helps increase the shelf life of a product by increasing the antimicrobial activity of other preservatives.

1,2-Hexanediol and Caprylyl Glycol are 1,2-glycol compounds that vary only by the number of carbons.