Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate


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No known benefits

Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate at a glance

  • Ester of polyglyceryl-10 + fatty acids behenic & eicosadoic
  • Stabilises oil and water emulsions
  • Conditions skin
  • Ruled safe as used in cosmetics

Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate description

Polyglyceryl-10 behenate/eicosadioate is an ester of polyglyceryl-10 and a blend of fatty acids behenic and eicosadioic acids. It serves as a stabiliser for oil and water emulsions, which is helpful in the formulation of creams, gel cleansers, and lip glosses. It also is a conditioning ingredient that softens skin. In its raw form, it is a white or pale yellow waxy solid. The independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel has found polyglyceryl-10 behenate/eicosadioate safe as it is used in skin care and makeup products, where it is found in concentrations between 2%-5%.

Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate references

  • https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/PGlyFE092016FR.pdf
  • https://cosmetics.specialchem.com/inci-ingredients/polyglyceryl-10-behenate-eicosadioate
  • https://www.ulprospector.com/en/asia/PersonalCare/Detail/19547/533014/NOMCORT-HK-P

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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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