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Data: Limited

Polyglyceryl 4 Caprate

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

DECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH TETRAGLYCEROL, MONOESTER WITH TETRAGLYCEROL DECANOIC ACID, POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE, and TETRAGLYCERYL MONOCAPRATE

Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate is an ester of Capric Acid (q.v.) and Polyglycerin-4 (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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mask29 products
makeup remover27 products
facial cleanser27 products
serums & essences13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
shampoo10 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
daily use with SPF5 products
toners/astringents5 products
conditioner4 products
BB cream4 products
moisturizer4 products
hair styling aide3 products
foundation3 products
bar soap3 products
around-eye cream3 products
baby wipes3 products
baby lotion2 products
bubble bath2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
body spray2 products
anti-aging2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
hair spray1 products
body firming lotion1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
hand cream1 products
detangler1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
eye makeup remover1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Score legend

Data availability

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

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

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