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Our database includes 1145 products that contain Polyethylene.

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What it is



Polyethylene is a synthetic ingredient that helps the skin retain moisture. It is a polymer.

Polyethylene is also typically used within product formulations to help bind solid ingredients together and thicken oil-based ingredients. When added to balms and emulsions, it helps increase the melting point temperature.

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Polyethylene is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.7% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Dryness • Sensitivity • Dullness

Where it's used

Polyethylene is most often found as ingredient number 8 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Polyethylene the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 78649
  • All Functions: Abrasive, Film Forming, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.