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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number 92045-31-3
Chem/IUPAC Name: Glycerides, coco
EINECS/ELINCS No: 295-412-2
COSING REF No: 75277
Cocoglycerides are a group of ingredients that are made from coconut oil and glycerin, and are often used as emollients and skin conditioning agents. They can be found in a variety of personal care products and cosmetics such as body washes, moisturizers, shampoos, and styling products. The fine, silky texture of cocoglycerides aids in moisturizing and softening the skin. They are frequently used in hair products to enhance the manageability of the shafts and provide shine. Because they are non-toxic by nature, cocoglycerides are a trusted and well-liked option. Further, hydrogenated Cocoglycerides are more stable and solid because of the presence of added hydrogen atoms. These are used when making products that require a more solid texture such as lip balms.

What is COCOGLYCERIDES used for?

Cocoglycerides are particularly valued for their moisturizing and emollient properties, which can help improve the texture and appearance of both skin and hair. These are very versatile and serve many benefits in the world of cosmetics and personal care. Cocoglycerides are used on the skin as a lubricant, helping to hydrate and soften the surface while providing a smooth, silky feel. They are commonly found in moisturizers, lotions, creams, and other products designed to hydrate and protect the skin. Because of their mildness and gentle nature, Cocoglycerides are specifically suitable for sensitive skin. In hair care products, Cocoglycerides are used to condition the hair and make them more manageable. These ingredients can treat dry and damaged hair making them healthier.


Cocoglycerides are derived from coconut oil that is extracted from the coconut meat and then processed to create fatty acids. These fatty acids are then combined with glycerin through a process called esterification, resulting in Cocoglycerides. The final product is a clear, odorless, and non-greasy liquid that is soluble in oils and dispersible in water.

What does COCOGLYCERIDES do in a formulation?

  • Emollient
  • Moisturising
  • Skin conditioning

Safety profile

Cocoglycerides are safe and non-toxic for use in cosmetics and personal care products. Being mild in nature, these are well tolerated by most skin and hair types without resulting in any major side effects. However, a patch test is recommended before using it on a larger area. Cocoglycerides are non-comedogenic, which means that they do not clog pores or contribute to acne breakouts. These are also vegan and halal.

Technical profile

Property Values
Boiling Point 250-350°C
Melting Point 20-40°C
pH Neutral to slightly acidic
Solubility Dispersible in water
Viscosity Low

Commercial Selection : Grades containing solely COCOGLYCERIDES

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