Glyceryl Oleate



Glyceryl Oleate description

Glyceryl oleate is a mixture of portions of glycerine and oleic acid used as an emollient, surfactant, emulsifier, and (less often) a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics. May be plant- or animal-derived or synthetic.

Glyceryl Oleate references

  •, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
  • International Journal of Toxicology, November 2020, pages 93S-126S
  • National Organic Standards Board Technical Advisory Panel Review, September 2001, pages 1-16

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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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Not Rated