PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

By Sarah Corwin / 18 December 2023

Rating: GOOD

What is it doing: It is a mixture of synthetic polyethylene glycol (PEG) with natural castor oil. The weight and size of this ingredient is too large to penetrate beyond skin’s surface, as its abilities as an emollient is needed on the surface to stop moisture loss and keep skin feeling soft. Castor oil is also known in premium skincare for its antiviral and antibacterial properties to help fight skin infections, its anti inflammatory properties to help calm and soothe sensitive skin and its non-comedogenic properties for acne prone skin. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that PEG -40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is safe for use at concentrations up to 100%.

Found in: BLACK SERUM, HYDRATING BALANCER (HUMID CONDITIONS), HYDRATING BALANCER (ARID CONDITIONS), BOTANICAL REVERSAL MASK, ROSE MOISTURE MASK