A synthetic mixture of a fatty alcohol (tridecyl alcohol) and polyethylene glycol that functions as an emulsifier and cleansing agent. Extensive research has shown this and other trideceth-type ingredients to be safe and non-sensitizing when used in low amounts typically seen in cosmetic products.
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