I am wondering if anyone has seen discrepancies in the listed HLB requirement for "INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides". I have seen TWO different numbers, either "5" or "11", but nothing else in between, so that doesn't make sense. I realize there could be different methods for synthetically producing this tri-ester, but if it truly is a pure triglyceride containing 3 molecules of any combination of those 2 fatty acids (caprylic and/or capric) bonded with a glycerol molecule, then there really shouldn't be a big difference in the outcome, especially when it comes to consistently providing a required HLB number for suppliers. Without going through explaining how very different this is than the "fractionated coconut oil" products that we all know some companies are trying to pass off as another version of "caprylic/capric triglycerides", I would simply like to focus on this one ingredient - so let's assume that it TRULY is a PURE triglyceride, only containing those two fatty acids, in a esterified bond with a glycerol molecule, to form that type of a pure triglycerides. I have only been in this for 7 years, and only running experiments for 4 years of that time, but my guess is that it would be closer to a 11 than an 5. There shouldn't be that discrepancy. Any opinions on the matter?
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