Glycereth-7- triacetate (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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The name 'glycereth- is used to describe a PEG (polyethylene glycol) ester of glycerol. The number after the name "glycereth-" indicates the average number of molecular units (-CH2-CH2-O-), e.g. glycereth-5, glycereth-7, glycereth-31, etc. The consistency (liquid to solid) and chemical-physical properties of the glycereth-derivative depend on the respective number of molecular units.

In cosmetic applications the esters of different carboxylic acids with the different PEG derivatives are used as emulsifiers, surfactants, emulsion stabilizers.

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Glycereth-7- triacetate, a polyethylene glycol ester of glycerol with tri-ester of acetic acid. Glycereth-7- triacetate serves as a solvent in skin care products and has an optimizing effect on the base.

The allergological relevance of the individual glycereth derivatives is not known.

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Acetic acid; Glycerol (inci);


Last updated on: 29.10.2020