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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number 66105-29-1, 68201-46-7
Chem/IUPAC Name: Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.,.alpha.',.alpha.''-1,2,3-propanetriyltris-.omega.-hydroxy-, monococonut acid ester (7 mol EO average molar ratio)
COSING REF No: 77274
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is a water-soluble ingredient that has many benefits in the cosmetic industry. It conditions the skin and hair while also thickening the formulations. It is basically an oil that is light yellow in color and has a distinctive odor. Categorizing broadly, it is an emulsifier, emollient, and surfactant. PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate can be found in products like cleansers, moisturizers, hair conditioners, etc.

What is PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE used for?

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is a multi-functional ingredient that can be found in a range of products such as cleansers, hair conditioners, and shampoos. It has benefits for both skin and hair.
  • Hair care: It effortlessly combines oil and water together - thus proving beneficial in cleaning the dirt and oil out of the hair. It treats rough and dry hair to leave them feeling healthy
  • Skin care: It helps in restoring the skin’s natural barrier and locks in moisture to give smoothness and flawlessness. It is lightweight and non-greasy, so it does not weigh the skin down
  • Cosmetic products: It improves the look and feel of cosmetic products by adding desired thickness and texture to them. It mixes oil and water components together and thus stabilizes the formulations


PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is a synthetic polymer that is made by the reaction of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and the fatty acids derived from coconut or palm kernel oil. It is a mild compound that helps to combine oil-based and water-based ingredients together.

What does PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE do in a formulation?

  • Emollient
  • Emulsifying
  • Surfactant

Safety profile

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is safe for use in rinse-off products such as cleansers and shampoos. It can also be used in leave-on products up to a concentration of 10%. However, there are still some concerns regarding this ingredient because of the presence of ethylene oxide. The process of ethoxylation has the risk of contamination with 1,4-dioxane which is a potential carcinogen. But its presence can be avoided through purification steps taken before adding PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate to the formulations. Additionally, it is non-comedogenic and does not clog pores or cause acne.


Technical profile

Property Values
pH 5.0-8.0
Solubility Soluble in water
Viscosity Low
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