Rebalance and purify the skin with Lipacide™ C8G

November 23, 2021

We’ve all heard the newest term “maskne”, but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept it! Seppic has 2 key ingredients that help to restore and purify the skin to fight acne caused by masks!

LIPACIDE™ C8G: a glycine Aminovector™

LIPACIDE™ C8G (opens new window) is an iconic Seppic active ingredient from made of:

  • An amino acid: glycine, key for skin cells metabolism
  • An octanoic acid (also known as caprylic acid) from plant origin
  • Grafted together to create an amphiphilic structure with a good affinity for the skin, anti-microbial properties and restoring skin acidic pH.

INCI: Capryloyl Glycine
Coming in a white powder form without preservatives.


Also available: FLUIDIPURE™ 8G (opens new window), a liquid form easy to use, tested on the scalp in rinse-off applications.
INCI: Hexylene Glycol - Capryloyl Glycine - Xylitylglucoside

LIPACIDE™ C8G activity on the skin

Thanks to its structure, LIPACIDE™ C8G:

1- Rebalances skin pH The skin is slightly acidic, with a pH around 5.5. When skin is unbalanced and pH increases, Lipacide C8G can help - acting like a buffer and reducing the skin pH closer to normal, for a healthy skin!

2- Reduces excess sebum Sebum is naturally produced on the skin and on the scalp (higher concentration of sebaceous glands on the scalp and other body parts). With hormones, stress,... sebum can be produced in excess, leading to microbiome imbalance (some germs like C.acnes feed on sebum), irritations, inflammations and blemishes - you can see on our Instagram here (opens new window)

LIPACIDE™ C8G gently purifies the skin by reducing sebum excess.

3- Provides an antimicrobial effect
→ Limits proliferation of the germs responsible for dandruff (Malassezia furfur) and blemishes (Corynebacterium acnes)
→ Body odor reductions, for deodorant or scalp applications
→ Preservative booster effect in the formulation, ideal for sensitive skin by reducing the quantity of preservative needed!


NEW RESULTS to fight Maskne: purify and improve oily skin!

Seppic performed a new clinical study to help consumers with mixed or oily skin prone to imperfections while wearing masks.

We’ve proven LIPACIDE C8G significantly purifies the mask zone (up to -74% imperfections) and reduces pore appearance & roughness (up to -46% pore appearance!)

Masks on, acne gone! Skin complexion is visibly refined, maskne is erased!

Formulation tips

Step 1: Add a base into the Lipacide C8G, and then add HOT water to reach a pH > 5.

Step 2: Stir the Lipacide mixture until it becomes transparent.

Step 3: Mix until clear

Step 4: Add COLD water

Step 5: Stir again. TO keep the solution clear over time, add a surfactant or glycol. Lipacide C8G is now solubilized and ready to be used in formulations.

Want a liquid solution? Try Fluidipure™ 8G! It is an easy-to-use version, tested on the scalp in rinse-off application for itchiness, dandruff and bad odor reduction.

Ask for a sample or the detailed results on the chat!