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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
● TETRAGLYCERYL MONOCAPRATE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


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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mask30 products
facial cleanser29 products
makeup remover25 products
serums & essences20 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
shampoo9 products
bronzer/highlighter9 products
lipstick8 products
eye shadow7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
toners/astringents6 products
bubble bath6 products
facial cleansing wipes5 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
moisturizer5 products
conditioner4 products
makeup removing wipes4 products
around-eye cream4 products
hair spray3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
bar soap3 products
hair styling aide3 products
daily use with SPF2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
body spray2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
baby wipes2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
other eye makeup2 products
foundation2 products
anti-aging2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
baby lotion2 products
BB cream2 products
brow liner1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body firming lotion1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
detangler1 products
after sun product1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
hand cream1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerOpen 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

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

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.

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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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