PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate at a glance

  • Thickener used in hair and skin care products
  • Also an emulsifier
  • Ruled safe as used in cosmetics
  • Appears as a slightly yellowish liquid in its raw form

PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate description

PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate is a thickener used in hair and skin care products, especially in formulas that are difficult to thicken. It is also an emulsifier and can help stabilise formulations by enhancing the solubility of key ingredients.PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate has been ruled safe as used in cosmetics. In it raw form, it is a slightly yellowish liquid. It’s often combined with emollient and emulsifying cleansing agent PEG-& glyceryl cocoate.

PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate references

  • Toxicological Research, June 2015, pages 105–136

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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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