Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters Best Emulsifier Hydration Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters at a glance Natural mixture of polyglycerin-3, candelilla wax, jojoba seed wax, and rice bran wax Helps oil- + water-based ingredients stay blended together Also plays a role in establishing stability of the formula Deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters description Candelilla/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters is a natural mixture of polyglycerin-3, candelilla wax, jojoba seed wax, and rice bran wax. It functions as a stabilizer and emulsifier in cosmetics. In other words, it helps oil + water emulsions to stay blended together to avoid separation in the formula and increase stability. It is known as a “transester” because the ingredient contains three different components that are chemically combined to create a new ingredient. Candelilla/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters is sometimes combined with glyceryl stearate and sodium stearoyl lactylate. This blend is claimed to offer hydrating properties and form a “water cushion” sensorial experience within creams and lotions. In 2016, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel deemed candelilla/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters to be safe in the present practices of cosmetic use and concentrations in their assessment (they surveyed products containing 0.5-2%).