A plant-derived or synthetic ester of a polymer of glycerin (known as polylglycerin-4) and lauric acid. This versatile ingredient works as an emollient, emulsifier, and a cleansing agent (surfactant).
Polyglyceryl-4 laurate is considered safe as used in cosmetics.
References for this information:
European Journal of Biopharmaceutics, September 2012, pages 139-150
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