E-Leen® GC 8
  • New 2020

E-Leen GC 8 is a mild and easy to use skin humectant that creates self-preserving cosmetics. It is of 100 % natural origin, COSMOS & NATRUE approved, free of fragrances and therefore suitable for low-odour products.

E-Leen GC 8 is free of conventional preservatives. Nonetheless it demonstrates a broadspectrum antimicrobial activity, in particular against yeasts and bacteria. The ingredient disturbs the integrity of microbial cell membranes, a mechanism of action that is unlikely to be affected by common resistance mechanisms. E-Leen GC 8 is non-ionic and therefore exhibits an antimicrobial effect up to pH 7.


E-Leen GC 8 is a stable liquid and a synergistic combination of three components:

  • A novel version of Caprylyl Glycol that is of 100% vegetal origin. This ingredient is well known for its skin humectant and antimicrobial boosting effect.
  • Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, a humectant and re-fatting agent with anti-bacterial properties that is exceptionally mild to the skin and non-irritating to the eyes. Glyceryl Caprylate/ Caprate is 100 % biobased, made from sustainably sourced coconut and palm-kernels oils.
  • Glycerin, a well known and 100 % biobased skin humectant. It is manufactured from
    European rapeseed oil of non-GMO origin.

E-Leen GC 8 is readily bio-degradable and free of fragrance components. It is therefore particularly suitable for mild and low-odour formulations.

  • INCI

    Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin

  • Recommended use level

    0.5 to 2.0%

  • Form/Odour

    Clear, almost colourless or slightly yellow liquid and Faint characteristic odor

  • pH range

    4.0 > 7.0

  • Formulation guidelines

    Soluble in aqueous solutions of surfactants, miscible with polar oils and alcohols

  • Origin

    Natural Origin Index: 1.0

  • Regulatory status (approved)

    MSDS and RDS are available upon request

  • Applications
    Hair Care

    Hair Care

    Make up

    Make up



    Skin Care Leave-on

    Skin Care Leave-on

    Toiletries Rinse-off

    Toiletries Rinse-off

  • N° CAS

    1117-86-8, 85536-07-8, 56-81-5

  • Certificates
    Cosmos Natrue
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  • Properties

    Antimicrobial ; Humectant ; Re-fatting Agent ; Co-Surfactant ; Co-Emulsifier

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