PEG-75 stearate

PEG-75 stearate is an ester blend of polyethylene glycol and stearic acid. It works to emulsify solvents in cosmetic formulas, can contribute to product texture, and, in higher amounts can also be a cleansing agent.

PEG-75 stearate may be animal-derived or synthetic; Paula’s Choice uses the synthetic form. It is one of the many PEG compounds considered safe as used in cosmetics.

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See stearic acid ester

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