• Pronunciation: ˈpä-lē\ ˈglis-rəl
  • Type: Naturally-derived

What Is Polyglyceryl-2 stearate?

Polyglyceryl-2 stearate is a plant-based emulsifier.[1]

What Does Polyglyceryl-2 stearate Do in Our products?

Emulsifiers help keep ingredients blended. Polyglyceryl-2 stearate is also a skin-conditioning agent.[2,3] We use it to hold our solid stick deodorant formula together. It is present in many personal care products, including moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen and other items.[4]

Why Puracy Uses Polyglyceryl-2 stearate

We use polyglyceryl-2 stearate as an emulsifier. The Cosmetics Ingredient Review has deemed the ingredient safe for use in cosmetics when formulated to be nonirritating.[6] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care quality standards.[7]

How Polyglyceryl-2 stearate Is Made

Polyglyceryl-2 stearate is an ester of stearic acid and diglycerin.[5]

Certifications

Sources

[1] European Commission
[2] Environmental Working Group
[3] Personal Care Council
[4] Environmental Working Group
[5] Environmental Working Group
[6] Personal Care Council
[7] Whole Foods Market

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