Dicaprylyl carbonate is a diester (double ester) of carbonic acid and caprylyl alcohol (1-Octanol containing eight carbon atoms) and is the powerful performer in fast-spreading emollients.
The spreading properties of cosmetic emollients contribute strongly to the sensory properties of an emulsion. Ideally, slow-spreading components are combined with fast-spreading and medium-spreading emollients in a spreading cascade to ensure no gaps in the smoothness spectrum.
Emulsions with Dicaprylyl carbonate always have a balanced sensory profile and thus provide an optimal skin sensation achieved with comparison the subjective sensory assessment with various objective measurement methods. Furthermore, the utilization of the spreading cascade yields optimal results for numerous applications, from liquid emulsions for cleansing to treatment oils and creams, providing excellent results with stick formulation concepts.
Thanks to our P.I.T. (Phase Inversion Temperature) technology, Dicaprylyl carbonate allows producing water-thin, sprayable emulsions with very low viscosity and can thus be applied by spraying. This fast and easy spreading emollient leaves a dry, velvety feeling on the skin.