The Personal Care Industry’s Jack of All Trades: MCTs

Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) have many applications across the personal care, aromatherapy and cosmetic industries. For consumers and manufacturers, MCT oil may be used as a stand-alone product or can be added to lotions, creams, foams, topical aerosols, ointments, cleansing oils, bath scrubs, makeup and even CBD oil. MCT oil is a go-to carrier oil for CBD products and CBD tinctures, as MCT oil helps to allow a larger concentration of CBD in a supplement to be absorbed into the bloodstream. MCTs are also versatile enough to be incorporated into food and beverage products, with many science-backed benefits

As health trends have grown across the U.S. and around the world, MCTs have skyrocketed in popularity. Commonly derived from palm kernel and coconut oil, MCTs are composed of 6 to 12 carbons that are fatty-acid esters of glycerol. Their short length enables the human body to absorb the oil efficiently, and MCTs passively diffuse from the GI tract into the portal vein without requiring the modification that long-chain fatty acids or very-long-chain fatty acids do. MCTs are also flavorless and fragranceless, which makes them ideal for personal care formulation. 

As MCTs have become one of the most important dietary supplements and personal care additives around the world and consumers are educated on its benefits, there is a great opportunity for manufacturers in the personal care industry to invest in this ingredient. It’s a great time for manufacturers to bolster the popularity of their products by incorporating MCT as a high-quality carrier or emollient in the formulation of cosmetics to be certified according to the Natural and Organic Ecocert Standards. 

At Viachem, we offer premium Medium-Chain Triglycerides in both conventional and organic forms. Our MCT oil is an excellent non-greasy and non-comedogenic ingredient for a broad range of personal care formulations. This ingredient maintains lasting hydration and softness for the skin, and for aromatherapy. Our MCT ingredient acts as an ideal carrier oil with a neutral odor and long shelf life. Packed with therapeutic properties and antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, MCT oil may be the ingredient you need to elevate your product. 

If you have any questions or want to receive a free sample, don’t hesitate to contact our team of degreed technical sales specialists at [email protected].

By |2020-11-12T20:53:26+00:00November 9th, 2020|Blog|

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