Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate



Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate at a glance

  • Used as emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier
  • Vegan ingredient
  • Deemed safe as used in cosmetics
  • Yellow liquid in its raw form

Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate description

Polyglyceryl-2 tetraisostearate is a vegan ingredient that has several functions in cosmetics, including the ability to work as an emollient, a surfactant, and emulsifier. This makes it an appealing addition to moisturisers. In its raw form, polyglyceryl-2 tetraisostearate is a yellow liquid. It is ruled safe for as currently used in cosmetics (where its maximum concentration is 7%) by the independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel.

Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate references

  • https://cosmetics.specialchem.com/inci-ingredients/polyglyceryl-2-tetraisostearate
  • https://www.ulprospector.com/en/asia/PersonalCare/Detail/19547/532840/COSMOL-44V-SALACOS-44V
  • https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/PGlyFE092016FR.pdf

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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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