Caprylic acid, also known as Caprylic Triglyceride is a medium-chain fatty acid found naturally in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and other plant-based oils.
It has gained popularity in recent years as a powerful ingredient in skincare formulations due to its various benefits.
Kalōnology Responsible Skin Care's Caprylic Acid is sourced sustainably, ensuring that the production process is environmentally friendly and does not harm any animals or plants.
Here are 10 leading benefits of caprylic acid in advanced skincare formulations:
Antibacterial properties: Caprylic acid has antimicrobial properties that can help fight off harmful bacteria on the skin, reducing the risk of acne and other skin infections.
Moisturising: Caprylic acid has excellent moisturising properties that can help keep the skin hydrated and soft.
Anti-inflammatory: Caprylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.
Anti-aging: Caprylic acid can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look smoother and more youthful.
Antioxidant: Caprylic acid is a potent antioxidant that can help protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation.
Gentle exfoliation: Caprylic acid can help exfoliate the skin gently, removing dead skin cells and revealing brighter, healthier-looking skin.
Acne-fighting: Caprylic acid can help reduce the appearance of acne by controlling excess oil production and fighting off harmful bacteria.
Skin brightening: Caprylic acid can help improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Non-toxic: Caprylic acid is a natural ingredient that is gentle and non-toxic, making it safe for all skin types.
UV protection: Caprylic acid has been shown to have some UV-protective properties, making it a valuable ingredient in sun protection formulations.
Scientific evidence on the efficacy of Caprylic Acid:
There is scientific evidence to support the benefits of caprylic acid in skincare.
For instance, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that caprylic acid has antimicrobial properties and can help reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin (Nakatsuji et al., 2009).
Another study published in the Journal of Lipid Research showed that caprylic acid can help improve skin barrier function and prevent trans-epidermal water loss, thus providing moisturisation to the skin (Sato et al., 2002).
In addition, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that caprylic acid has antioxidant properties and can help protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by UV radiation (Yen and Chen, 1995).
Another study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science showed that caprylic acid can help improve skin brightness and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation (Nazzaro-Porro et al., 1992).
Overall, these studies provide scientific evidence to support the various benefits of caprylic acid in skincare, including its antimicrobial, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, gentle exfoliation, acne-fighting, skin-brightening, non-toxic, and UV-protective properties.
How to take advantage of these benefits:
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Kalōnology include it into their 4 in 1 day cream, here's more on that product:
Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF 30 is a highly effective, silky smooth face moisturiser that harnesses the power of caprylic acid along with other natural ingredients to provide superior protection and nourishment for the skin.
This 4-in-1 formulation defends against UV A&B rays, dry skin, signs of premature aging, and provides inflammatory relief without the use of any chemicals or legacy ingredients that can cause irritation.
In addition to caprylic acid, the Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF 30 includes Hyaluronic Acid at 2% and Sodium PCA, which provide active moisturisation and inflammatory relief.
Rhatany Root at 9% is a natural sun screening agent that displays remarkable UV-extinction, especially against UV-B light exposure.
Powerhouse antioxidants Vitamin A & E and Pycnogenol are also included in this formula, along with marine botanical extracts, making it one of the best anti-wrinkle creams available - for all skin types.
Experience the power of marine-based ingredients in protecting and nourishing your skin with Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF 30.
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