Arachidyl Glucoside


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Arachidyl Glucoside at a glance

  • Mild surfactant and emulsifying agent
  • Often used to enhance the texture of skin care products, such as facial creams
  • Made from the condensation of arachidyl alcohol and glucose
  • Described as a cloudy, pale yellow viscous solution
  • Deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel

Arachidyl Glucoside description

Arachidyl glucoside is a mild surfactant (cleansing) and emulsifying agent, made from the condensation of a gentle fatty alcohol (arachidyl alcohol) and glucose. It is most often used to enhance the texture of skin care products, such as facial creams. In its raw material form, arachidyl glucoside is described as a cloudy, pale yellow viscous solution. It’s typically part of ingredient blends that include arachidyl and/or behenyl alcohols. A 2013 assessment by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel looked at cosmetic products containing 0.08-0.6% arachidyl glucoside and determined the ingredient is safe when formulated to be nonirritating.

Arachidyl Glucoside references

  • Contact Dermatitis, November 2018, pages 321-323
  • International Journal of Toxicology, October 2013, pages 22S-48S

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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