Know Your Ingredients: Glyceryl Oleate

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glyceryl oleate

What it is
Glyceryl Oleate is a pale yellow liquid that can be either derived from plants or made synthetically in a lab.

What it does
Glyceryl Oleate is an emollient that makes skin soft. It does this by creating a protective barrier on the skin that slows down water loss.
In addition, it is used to thicken emulsions.

Side effects
Glyceryl Oleate is generally considered to be safe.