What Is Sucrose Cocoate?

By Arlene Lauren

Sucrose cocoate is a natural chemical ingredient sourced from coconuts, and is widely used in the commercial preparation of cosmetics, particularly skin cleansers and moisturizers.

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Sucrose cocoate is natural chemical present in coconut oil.

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Description

Sucrose cocoate is a thick liquid that is pale yellow in color. It is aptly named, as it is a sucrose ester derived from the fatty acids in coconut oil.

Benefits

Sucrose cocoate is a hydrophilic emollient, which means that it absorbs water and can help to balance or maintain moisture levels. It is also has a thickening effect, and can increase the density of a foam substance.

Uses

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Sucrose cocoate is commonly used in skin moisturizers.

Due to its emollient properties, sucrose cocoate is a popular ingredient in skin creams and moisturizers. Its thickening properties make it an ideal addition to both gel and foam skin cleansers.