Dicaprylyl Carbonate is is an emollient and a solid fat that can be derived from vegetable, synthetic or animal  sources.



  • It’s often used in sunscreens containing ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, an ingredient that is notoriously difficult to spread over the skin.
  • You can find this ingredient in various personal care products such as facial moisturizer/lotion, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, rosacea treatment, eye cream, baby oil and cleanser.


  • A skin conditioner and emollient that works by providing a protective film and enhancing the skin’s lipid layer.
  • It’s often categorized as a “dry emollient” because of its ability to moisturize the skin, making it feel soft and smooth without leaving a greasy residue behind.
  • It has excellent spreadability, and leaves a dry, velvety feel to the skin similar to how a silicone would.
  • Furthermore, it emulsifier easily and, has long-term emulsion stability and facilitates the application of slow spreading ingredients.


  • Dicaprylyl Carbonate is generally considered to be safe.


Unknown, please consult with your doctor.

Other names

Sometimes referred to as the trademark name Cetiol® CC


Source: Beautifulwithbrains, http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/know-you-ingredients-dicaprylyl-carbonate/

TruthinAging, https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/dicaprylyl-carbonate

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