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Polyglyceryl 3 Stearate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

MONOESTER WITH 3,3'-[(2-HYDROXY-1,3-PROPANEDIYL)BIS(OXY)]BIS[1,2-PROPANEDIOL- OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH TRI-1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL DIETHER OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH TRIGLYCEROL OCTADECANOIC ACID, OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 3,3'-[(2-HYDROXY-1,3-PROPANEDIYL)BIS(OXY)]BIS[1,2-PROPANEDIOL-, OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH TRI-1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL DIETHER, OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH TRIGLYCEROL, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE, and TRIGLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

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


Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate is an ester 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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eye liner26 products
moisturizer10 products
mascara9 products
mask7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant6 products
hair styling aide5 products
serums & essences4 products
blush3 products
beard care3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
lipstick3 products
foundation3 products
around-eye cream2 products
anti-aging1 products
brow liner1 products
concealer1 products
toners/astringents1 products
makeup remover1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
shampoo1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
makeup primer1 products
conditioner1 products
facial cleanser1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
recreational sunscreen1 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.

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