PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer



No known benefits

PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer at a glance

  • Works primarily as a solvent
  • Additional functions include moisturiser and cleansing agent
  • Is a moderate-viscosity fluid
  • Deemed safe as used in cosmetics

PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer description

PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer is a synthetic glycol-created polymer that works primarily as a solvent but can also impart moisturising and cleansing properties. The acronym PEG in its name stands for polyethylene glycol; PPG stands for polypropylene glycol. According to one of its manufacturers, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer is a moderate-viscosity fluid used in skin lotions, eye makeup removers, antiperspirants, and deodourants. The independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel has found PEG/PPG-17/6 safe as it is used in cosmetics, where amounts typically range between 1–10% for rinse-off or leave-on products. This copolymer is often blended with other ingredients based around glycerin and butylene glycol.

PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer references

  • Toxicological Research, June 2015, pages 105–136
  • Contact Dermatitis, October 2006, pages 257–267

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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