diisostearyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate

An emollient blend of fatty acids often used in cosmetics to enhance coverage, water-resistance, and wear time. Diisostearyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate also functions as an emulsifier. It may be animal-derived or synthetic; Paula’s Choice uses the latter.

References for this information:

Handbook of Cosmeceutical Excipients and their Safeties, September 2014, page 148


Back to Ingredient Dictionary

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!