Know Your Ingredients: Triethoxycaprylylsilane

by Gio

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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.

(Source: truthinaging.com)

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4 comments

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

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

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Gio January 31, 2015 - 4:59 pm

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

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Mattania January 31, 2015 - 3:18 pm

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

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Gio January 31, 2015 - 5:01 pm

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

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