Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate

Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate

Learn all about polyglyceryl-2 oleate, including how it's made, and why Puracy uses polyglyceryl-2 oleate in our products.
  • Pronunciation: ˈpä-lē\ ˈglis-rəl
  • Type: Naturally-derived

What Is Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate?

Polyglyceryl-2 oleate is a plant-based substance that comes in powder, flake or bead form.[1]

What Does Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate Do in Our products?

Polyglyceryl-2 oleate is a plant-based emulsifier.[2] We use it to hold our solid stick deodorant formula together. It is present in many personal care products, including moisturizer, foundation, mascara and other items.[3]

Why Puracy Uses Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate

We use polyglyceryl-2 oleate as an emulsifier to keep ingredients from separating. The Cosmetics Ingredient Review has deemed the ingredient safe for use in cosmetics.[7] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care quality standards.[8]

How Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate Is Made

Polyglyceryl-2 oleate is an ester of oleic acid and diglycerin.[4] Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid that is part of human nutrition.[5] Diglycerin comes from glycerin.[6]



[1] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[2] Environmental Working Group
[3] Environmental Working Group
[4] Environmental Working Group
[5] Science Direct
[6] Environmental Working Group
[7] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[8] Whole Foods Market