- Emulsifying Agent
PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is derived from coconut oil fatty acids. PEG stands for ‘polyethylene glycol’ and the number next to it refers to its molecular weight. PEGs are a big family of synthetics and their use and properties will vary depending on their weight and composition.
As an emulsifier, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate attracts and hold together water and oil-based ingredients such as rose infusion or jojoba oil. Without emulsifiers, the formula would separate, causing oil droplets to float on top of the water.
PEG-7 Glyceryl CocoateRating: GOODBenefits: HydrationCategories: Cleansing Agent, EmollientPEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate at a Glance
- Emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier that’s partially derived from coconut
- Often used in moisturizers, hair conditioners, and cleansers
- Purification process helps control any potentially dangerous byproducts
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Description
- Deemed safe as used in cosmetics
PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is a complex blend of a polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivative and coconut + glycerin-derived cleansing agent, meaning that it can be described as coconut-derived. The blend can be an emollient, emulsifier, and surfactant. As an emollient, it helps soften and smooth skin, making it a useful addition to moisturizers, hair conditioners, and cleansers.
There have been some concerns about the safety of this ingredient because of the presence of ethylene oxide in it. Ethylene oxide can react with other chemicals in a process called ethoxylation, which can lead to contamination by 1,4-dioxane, a dangerous byproduct. This byproduct can be eliminated through controlled purification processes, which is how cosmetic PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is produced.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel has ruled that PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is safe as used in rinse-off products and is safe in leave-on products in amounts up to 10%.
PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate Wag 9288HE 500ml
PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is an emulsifier that helps stabilise and thicken formulas, allowing to create solid products and therefore remove the need for unnecessary packaging and synthetic preservatives. It also conditions the hair and skin, giving shine and softness.
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