Our database includes 359 products that contain Polyglycerin-3.


Polyglycerin-3 is a 3-unit glycerin polymer.

Like glycerin, this ingredient is a humectant. Humectants help hydrate your skin by drawing water to it.

Having moisturized skin helps improve the skin barrier. Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Polyglycerin-3 is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Where it's used

Polyglycerin-3 is most often found as ingredient number 17 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Polyglycerin-3 the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 36714
  • EC #:  259-986-8
  • All Functions: Humectant
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.