Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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.).
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial cleanser||26 products|
|makeup remover||25 products|
|serums & essences||18 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||11 products|
|bubble bath||6 products|
|makeup removing wipes||4 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|facial cleansing wipes||4 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|body cleansing wipes||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|BB cream||2 products|
|baby lotion||2 products|
|baby wipes||2 products|
|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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.
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