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Data: Limited

Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

ISOOCTANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH TETRAGLYCEROL, MONOESTER WITH TETRAGLYCEROL ISOOCTANOIC ACID, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, and TETRAGLYCERYL MONOISOSTEARATE

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


This ingredient is a lipid-based synthetic skin conditioning agent.

Common concerns

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  • 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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foundation347 products
concealer238 products
daily use with SPF76 products
CC cream60 products
recreational sunscreen47 products
BB cream28 products
lipstick20 products
makeup primer18 products
blush14 products
baby sunscreen12 products
bronzer/highlighter10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
serums & essences4 products
around-eye cream3 products
3 products
mask3 products
anti-aging2 products
moisturizer2 products
lip balm2 products
conditioner2 products
mascara2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
body oil1 products
body art1 products
diaper cream1 products
hair spray1 products
lip liner1 products
facial cleanser1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
lip gloss1 products
sunless tanning1 products
other eye makeup1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hand cream1 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
2 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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