polyglyceryl-6 isostearate

Polyglyceryl-6 isostearate is a synthetic mixture of fatty acids from stearic acids and a glycerin polymer. Multiple roles in cosmetics include emollient, emulsifier, and surfactant, making it a good choice for hydrating cleansers.

References for this information:

International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement 3, November-December 2019, pages 6Sā€“22S
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, March 2008, pages 231ā€“239
https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/Polyglyceryl%20fatty%20acid_CIR.pdf
https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/stearic-acid

See glycerin ester

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