A mixture of the fatty acid esters of oleic acid (usually derived from olive or canola oil) and an ingredient known as polyglycerin-10, which is a polymer of glycerin that functions as a hydrating ingredient and emulsifier. Polyglyceryl-10 dioleate may be synthetic or derived from plants or animals (Paula’s Choice does not use the animal-derived version.)
Polyglyceryl-10 dioleate also helps enhances the stability and effectiveness of other skin-friendly ingredients, including ceramides.
References for this information:
Pharmaceutics, March 2014, pages 52-77
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