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Data: Limited

Polyglyceryl 3 Distearate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● DIESTER WITH TRIGLYCEROL OCTADECANOIC ACID
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, DIESTER WITH TRIGLYCEROL
● POLYGLYCERIN-3-DISTEARATE
● POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISTEARATE
● TRIGLYCERIN DISTEARATE
● TRIGLYCERYL DISTEARATE

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate is a diester of stearic acid and Polyglycerin-3 (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lip balm10 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
daily use with SPF6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
moisturizer4 products
body firming lotion4 products
makeup primer3 products
conditioner3 products
mask2 products
hand cream2 products
shampoo2 products
eye liner1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
around-eye cream1 products
serums & essences1 products
concealer1 products
baby lotion1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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September 23, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA

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