Know Your Ingredients: Triethoxycaprylylsilane

by Gio


What it is
Triethoxycaprylylsilane is a silicone.

What it does
Triethoxycaprylylsilane is an emulsifier that prevents the oily and liquid parts of a formula from separating.
It is also a binding agent. That means that it can bind pigments to form a stable coating. It allows pigments to disperse well on the skin too, ensuring an even coverage.

Side effects
Triethoxycaprylylsilane is generally considered to be safe.


Take The Guesswork Out Of Skincare Shopping

Screenshot from 2017 04 30 11 51 35

Get access to the “Pro Skincare Library” for exclusive skincare routine “cheat sheets” and tricks to help you navigate the beauty aisles jungle like a pro and immediately know what to pick off the shelves to achieve the gorgeous skin of your dreams - even when you’re drowning in an endless sea of skincare products.

Powered by ConvertKit



Kiss & Make-up January 31, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Great, thanks for the info! You are becoming my main source for ingredient info, haha.

Gio January 31, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Melissa, you’0re welcome. And awww, glad to hear it. lol. 🙂

Mattania January 31, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Such a hard work to pronounce. Glad to know what it is! Thanks!

Gio January 31, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Mattania, you’re welcome. It is indeed. I so wish ingredients had simpler names, don’t you?


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.