INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE

SUMMARY: GOOD |  SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A prominent emulsifier and emollient, used in personal care products which also works as a surfactant, opacifying agent.

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WHAT IS ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE: Ethylene Glycol Monostearate is also known as glycol monostearate or glycol stearate. It most commonly used in shampoos, hand lotions, moisturizers and cleansers. It leaves a soft velvety feel on the skin and hair after use.  It is used mostly as an emollient, emulsifier and surfactant. It is a non-comedogenic in nature.

 REVIEW OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/ Review

GOOD

1

  

 

Ethylene Glycol Monostearate is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE: The versatile ethylene glycol monostearate has the following benefits:

  • Acts as an emollient: It traps moisture in the hair strands and skin in order to make the hair, skin - softer and smoother. It makes the hair and skin look younger.
  • Acts as an emulsifier: It keeps oil and water mixed and prevents them from dispersing into their separate constituents. This helps in cleansing dirt accumulated in the hair and skin.
  • Acts as a surfactant: It reduces the surface tension of the skin which helps in even distribution of the product when it is applied
  • Controls the viscosity: It makes the product thicker and imparts a softer gel-like consistency which makes the application of the product easier. 

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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