You should know
What it is
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is derived from castor oil and polyethylene glycol (PEG). It is used as a emollient and emulsifier.
As an emulsifier, it helps prevent ingredients from separating. It also helps make the other ingredients more soluble; it is often used to solubilize fragrances. This increases spreadability and elongates shelf life in a product.
Emollients help soothe and soften the skin. They do this by creating a protective film on your skin. This barrier helps trap moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. Emollients may be effective at treating dry or itchy skin.
This ingredient may or may not be vegan, depending on the source.
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil may not be fungal-acne safe. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any questions or concerns.
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.6% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is most often found as ingredient number 12 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil the most:
Products with Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
- CosIng ID: 78452
- INCI Name: PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
- EC #: -
- All Functions: Emulsifying, Surfactant