INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL

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

A well known ingredient used in personal care products as a masking agent, a solvent and provide better consistency to the formulations.

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WHAT IS TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL:  It is a colourless and odorless liquid. It is majorly used in personal care products as a masking agent, a solvent and for controlling viscosity. It is used in formulations of shower gels, soaps, shampoos, conditioners  and much more.

REVIEW OF TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

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1-4

 

Triethylene glycol 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)  have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL: The adaptable Triethylene glycol has the following benefits:

  • Acts as a masking agent: It eliminates the odour of products. This property is useful as it makes the products with a bad odor smell better.
  • Acts as a viscosity controlling agent: It controls the viscosity of the product making it easier to apply and imparts gel like consistency to product formulations. This gives a rich texture to the products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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