This alcohol, caprylyl glycol, is the secret worker bee of moisturizing formulations. Although many assume alcohols are drying, this one isn’t because it’s derived from a fatty acid. Besides its inclusion in products for its hydrating properties, many brands seek it out as a preservative.
Benefits: Hydration! Caprylyl glycol works to pull moisture into the skin.
Skin Types: It’s safe for usage by all skin types.