A single ester created from polymers and glycerin and blended with the fatty acids known as caprylic and capric acids. In cosmetics, polyglyceryl-10 caprylate/caprate works as a stabilizer by helping to emulsify unlike ingredients and enhance a product’s texture. It can also work as a solvent and gentle, creamy-feeling cleansing agent.
This ingredient may be synthetic or plant-derived; it’s considered safe as used in cosmetics and is also permitted in foods.
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