PEG -100 stearate
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What is it?
PEG-100 stearate, also known as polywax, is used primarily as an emulsifier in cosmetics and foods.
What are its risks?
- PEG-100 stearate is an ethoxylated chemical, meaning that it's been created using the carcinogen ethylene oxide, traces of which, and its carcinogenic by-product 1-4,dioxane can remain in the product.
- Can be a skin irritant when used on broken skin. (Source)
May be listed as "made from coconut" but don't believe that this ingredient is "natural."