Caprylic Capric Triglycerides/MCT
Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a specific fraction of coconut / palm oil fatty acids resulting in only the more stable, and skin loving oil. Also known as MCT
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Caprylic Capric Triglycerides (CCT) are mistakenly called Fractionated Coconut Oil. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a specialized esterification of Coconut Oil using just the Caprylic and Capric Fatty Acids, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is a, standard, distillation of Coconut Oil which results in a combination of all of the fatty acids, pulled through the distillation process. Fractionated Coconut Oil has the same feel, and performance, of traditional vegetable oils with a lighter feel and extended shelf life, than most common carrier oils. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides do not feel like a standard carrier oil, at all. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are an ester and have a very light, silky oil, feel that is not at all greasy / oily feeling on the skin. There are many suppliers that haven’t recognized the difference between these two products, which is unfortunate for the discriminate formulator because the two are not interchangeable. Just because they both come from coconut oil doesn’t make them the same thing. The difference between Caprylic Capric Triglycerides and Fractionated Coconut Oil are obvious in the chemistry, and to the touch. If a comparison is done, by applying the two to the skin, it is very clear that the Caprylic Capric Triglycerides offers a silky feel, a testament to the specialized esters, while the Fractionated Coconut Oil has the feel of a common carrier oil. Caprylic Capric Triglycerides have a dry, silky oil, feel that is almost powdery because it is still present on the skin but not oily. These are just the esthetic properties. When it comes down to chemical performance the Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a suitable oil replacement, when you need to use it with emulsifiers that are intolerant of carrier oils, where the Fractionated Coconut Oil is not.
- Suitable Replacement for Partially or Completely Unstable Vegetable Oils
- Improves Feel and Spreadability of Emulsions
- Improves the Stability of Natural Compositions
- Excellent Carrier for Oil Infusions / Extractions
- Suitable Carrier for Essential Oils
- Solvent for Oil Soluble Actives
- Virtually Unlimited Shelf Life
- Solvent for UV Filters
- Oil Substitute