Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Tribehenin, C69H134O6, is composed of glycerin and behenic acid, a naturally-occurring long-chain fatty acid. Tribehenin is a glyceryl triester prepared from glycerin and the a fatty acid. In cosmetics, it is used as skin-conditioning agent to provide occlusive and emollient properties. It can also be used for other purposes such as make-up, suntan lotion, and deodorant.