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Triethoxycaprylylsilane

* An emulsifier * Please read TIA's post on What Is It: Silicones and Should We Avoid Them

Little information is available regarding Triethoxycaprylylsilane, but it is classified as a siloxane ether that serves as a binding agent and emulsifier (CosmeticsCop.com). According to Kobo Products Inc., a New Jersey cosmetics production company, Triethoxycaprylylsilane serves as a reactive surface-treating agent that chemically bonds pigments to form a stable coating, even at a low pH; the silicone components allow pigments to disperse well.

* An emulsifier

* Please read TIA's post on What Is It: Silicones and Should We Avoid Them

Functions:

Little information is available regarding Triethoxycaprylylsilane, but it is classified as a siloxane ether that serves as a binding agent and emulsifier (CosmeticsCop.com). According to Kobo Products Inc., a New Jersey cosmetics production company, Triethoxycaprylylsilane serves as a reactive surface-treating agent that chemically bonds pigments to form a stable coating, even at a low pH; the silicone components allow pigments to disperse well.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Triethoxycaprylylsilane is considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database, which notes only data gaps as a concern, indicating a lack of available research. However, because Triethoxycaprylylsilane has a silicone base, consumers should consider the warnings associated with all silicone ingredients.

If silicone is able to enter the body (although applied topically, this is unlikely due to the large molecule size), it can degrade into silica, a toxic, carcinogenic substance, that can damage the immune system, kill cells, and produce silicosis. It can also be a penetration enhancer, delivering other toxic ingredients into the skin.

Recommended Products w/ Triethoxycaprylylsilane:

Almay Clear Complexion Concealer, Revlon’s Age Defying Spa Concealer
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