Know Your Ingredients: Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate

by Gio

polyglyceryl 6 isostearate

What it is
Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate is the ester of isostearic acid and a form of glycerin.

What it does
Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate is an emulsifier: it prevents non-miscible liquids (such as water and oil for instance) from separating.
In addition, it can also be used as an emollient to make skin soft and smooth.

Side effects
Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: paulaschoice.com)

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6 comments

Janessa April 22, 2012 - 12:40 am

At least there’s ‘glyceral’ in the word so I do have an idea of what it is haha. :]

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beautifulwithbrains April 22, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Janessa, haha.. more ingredient names should contain such hints, should they? 🙂

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Janessa April 23, 2012 - 1:40 am

Yup!

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beautifulwithbrains April 23, 2012 - 5:57 am

🙂

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Eyegraffiti April 22, 2012 - 11:09 am

this was good to know, and you always have to update oneself with the ingredients! and thank you for linking to the place where to find the information to the ingredients!!/Azure

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beautifulwithbrains April 22, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Eyegriffiti, you’re welcome. I’m glad you find these posts and its sources helpful. 🙂

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