When I formulated my natural skin care line, I not only researched ingredients—I also studied what we love about our favorite moisturizers in the first place.
Of course, the best moisturizer for dry skin has to have emollients that hydrate and replenish moisture—while minimizing moisture loss—but it also should feel silky and smooth on your skin.
It's All In the Feel.
Oils are fantastic emollients, but the fact is we don’t like feeling too oily. So beyond functionality, I also learned that we prefer lotions and conditioners that feel silky, glide on and spread easily across our skin.
That silky, gliding feel is called “slip”—and this is where a little chemistry comes into play, which is a good thing, because chemistry is a part of everything in life. And in this case, we really should think of it as green technology:
Coco-caprylate/caprate is a skin-conditioning agent naturally derived from coconut oil to provide high hydration, superb spreadability and elegant slip.
Function & Results Are Foremost in Formulating Eu2Be
Of course, there are cheaper and less natural ways to get that silky feel, but coco-caprylate is a wonderfully natural alternative with an un-natural sounding name. I love it for its bio-compatibility with human skin, and it was really the only path for me in formulating Eu2Be.
The sensory—and even sensual—experience is one of the key benefits of a good skin care ritual, and coco-caprylate gives us that light, silky feel we want from our skin care products. Plus, it penetrates the skin surface and helps with skin regeneration.
One reason that beauty editors, green bloggers and customers alike give us high marks in skin moisturizer reviews, is the feel that coco-caprylate gives them.
When it comes to choosing lotions, looking for good, wholesome ingredients is a must—but we also want a luxurious, long-lasting experience, and coco-caprylate/caprate delivers the goods.