Caprocine is a slightly water soluble powder. The ingredient is preferably dissolved in the water phase of formulations under its carboxylate form. This can be achieved by adjusting the pH with a base to > 7. Heating may speed up complete dissolution, but is not necessary, as long as the pH is kept at a sufficiently high value. Alternatively, Caprocine can be dissolved in hot water.
Caprocine at a use level of 2 % increases significantly the viscosity of a Xanthan gum gel, allowing to use less of the gum in the formulation. In order to achieve a uniform product, an aqueous solution premix of Caprocine is preferably added, after the thickening agent has been fully hydrated.
Caprocine is most effective at pH 4-6. The pH of formulations should therefore be adjusted within this range for optimum efficacy.
Caprocine is a mild and multi-functional cleansing agent for skin and scalp applications. With its ability to reduce sebum production and its combined activity against Propionibacterium acnes, Caprocine is the anti-acne ingredient of choice. It is also effective against dandruff thanks to its activity against Malassezia Furfur. Caprocine has anti-microbial purifying and deodorant properties, and helps to protect cosmetic formulations against microbial degradation. Caprocine is suitable for skin care, hair care, and toiletry applications.
Bacteria and mold (weak on C. albicans)
Recommended use level
1.5 > 7.0%
Clear, colourless liquid / Odourless or faint
4.0 > 6.0
Can be added at any stage of the formulation. No heating, premixing, or pH-adjustment is needed for dissolution.
Regulatory status (approved)
Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Korea