Capryloyl Salicylic Acid

Safety Information

Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety

The Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety (Expert Panel) reviewed relevant data relating to the safety of this ingredient in cosmetic formulations, concluding in 2020 that available data are insufficient to determine the safety of capryloyl salicylic acid under intended conditions of use in cosmetics formulations.

Capryloyl salicylic acid is listed on the EU’s Inventory of Cosmetic Ingredients (CosIng). According to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the EU, its use as a cosmetic ingredient is not restricted.


Capryloyl Salicylic Acid

What Is It?

Capryloyl salicylic acid is the 5-capryl ketone of salicylic acid. It is a white powder used in products such as moisturizers, lipsticks, face powders, deodorants and facial masks.

Why Is It Used?

Capryloyl salicylic acid functions as a skin conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products.