glyceryl oleate

Glyceryl oleate is a mixture of portions of glycerin and oleic acid used as an emollient, surfactant, emulsifier, and (less often) a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics. May be plant- or animal-derived or synthetic.

References for this information:, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
International Journal of Toxicology, November 2020, pages 93S-126S
National Organic Standards Board Technical Advisory Panel Review, September 2001, pages 1-16

See glyceryl ester

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