What is it It is a fatty alcohol that is naturally derived from Coconut or Palm oil. The source of our stearic acid is from Coconut and is made by combining esters from coconut-derived fatty alcohol with caprylic and capric acids.
Why we love it It acts as a plant-based alternative to silicones, which imparts incredible softness to skin and hair - without the harmful build-up. It also enhances the penetration of butters and oils from our products into your hair without leaving behind any greasiness. EWG has listed this ingredient to be non toxic and non irritating with low risks of allergenic reactions. More here
This is not the same as rubbing alcohol, or alcohol denat. Coco Caprylate is a skin-friendly ingredient with hydrating, conditioning, and softening properties that benefits both skin and hair.