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POLYGLYCERYL-5 LAURATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
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About POLYGLYCERYL-5 LAURATE: Polyglyceryl-5 Laurate is an ester of lauric acid and a glycerin polymer containing an averageof 5 glycerin units.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent

Synoym(s): DODECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH PENTAGLYCEROL; MONOESTER WITH PENTAGLYCEROL DODECANOIC ACID; PENTAGLYCERYL MONOLAURATE

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Concern Reference

Data Sources

NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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