Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax description

Polyglyceryl-3 beeswax is the ester of fatty acids from beeswax and polyglycerin-3 that functions as a surfactant and emulsifier.

Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax references

  • Molecules, Volume 25, January 2020, ePublication
  • International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement 3, November-December 2019, pages 6S-22S
  • Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, September 2016, pages 839-843

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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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