What Does Caprylic Acid/Capric Triglyceride Do in Products?


Caprylic Acid/Capric Triglyceride appears in numerous formulations, but what does it actually do? It’s primarily in products for antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial uses, but it can also help ingredients diffuse. Caprylic Acid/Capric Triglyceride is a slightly water-soluble fatty acid that occurs naturally in coconuts and breast milk (PubChem). It’s worthwhile to mention that it’s known, Read more »

Makeup with SPF: Effective or Not?


In last week’s post about my top liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers, I made a big deal, perhaps even an exaggerated one, about whether or not foundations provided decent UV protection alone. So I figured this week, I would discuss whether or not SPF even matters in makeup products. ***Keep in mind that all makeup Read more »