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CAS NUMBER: 31694-55-0

Glycereth-7 is a polyethylene glycol ether of Glycerin (q.v.) with an average ethoxylationvalue.
A light yellow liquid ester that gives a slightly dry, silky emollience on the skin. 

Glycereth-7s unique property is that it is both water-soluble as well as castor oil soluble. 
This dual solubility is a rare trait that enables the addition of water into waterless formulas, such as lipsticks or balms. 

Glycereth-7 Trimethyl Ether is also very pH stable and dissolves salicylic acid so it can be a nice helper ingredient in alcohol-free (alcohol is a very good solvent for SA) salicylic acid formulas. 
Glycereth-7 is an effective humectant for creams and lotions. 

Glycereth-7 adds lubricity and a nongreasy luxurious feel to aftershaves and skin toners. 
Glycereth-7 is recommended for use in shaving creams, soaps and cleansing systems as a lubricant, foam modifier and humectant.

Glycereth-7 triacetate is a Triester of acetic acid with a PEG ether of glycerin containing an avg. 7 moles ethylene oxide.
Glycereth-7 Caprylate/Caprate is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.06% of the products in our database containing it.

Glycereth-7 Hydroxystearate/IPDI Copolymer may or may not be vegan. 
Glycereth-7 is a compound of Stearic Acid and Glycerol, used in some cosmetics. 

Glycereth-7 can have plant or animal sources.
Light yellow liquid ester that softens the skin and leaves a slightly dry, silky feel. 

The unique property of ether is that it is soluble in both water and castor oil. 
Dual Resolution is a rare feature that allows adding water to non-water formulations such as lipsticks or lip balms.

Glyceret-7 trimethyl ether is also very stable over a wide pH range. 
This soluble salicylic acid and otherwise excellent alcohol soluble salicylic acid is used as an auxiliary ingredient in alcohol-free formulations

USES of Glycereth-7:

Glycereth-7 is a high HLB, ethoxylated, nonionic ether of glycerine. 
Glycereth-7 is used for cosmetics to add body and texture (humectant). 
Glycereth-7 finds an application as tackifier and humectant for adhesives.

-solubilizer in cosmetics 
-solvent for sunscreen ingreds

Glycereth-7 APPLICATION:

-Creams, lotions & gels -
-Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling) 
-Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
-Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...) 

Glycereth-7 FUNCTION:

Functions as an emulsifier with the hygroscopic properties of glycerin. 
Commonly used in cosmetics for sheen additive for hair care products, and as a humectant for skin care and make-up products. 
Glycereth-7 is also used as adhesives as a tackifier and humectant in specialty hot-melt formulations.


Enhancing the appearance and feel of hair. 
Leaving the hair easy to comb, supple, soft and shiny and/or imparting volume, lightness, gloss, texture, etc.


maintaining the skin in good condition.


wetting body surfaces, emulsifying or solubilizing oils, and suspending soil (generally, such ingredients contribute to the foaming and lathering properties of cleansing products).


helping suspensions or dispersions of liquids in a second liquid by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.


increasing foaming capacity and/or stabilize foams in general.

-skin-conditioning agent 
-humectant and viscosity decreasing agent

Glycereth-7 PROPERTIES:


-Glycereth-7 COLOR (GARDNER): 2.0 MAXIMUM

-Glycereth-7 pH (10% SOLUTION): 5.0 – 6.5

-Glycereth-7 MOISTURE %: 1.0 MAXIMUM

-Glycereth-7 HYDROXYL VALUE: 410 - 440

-Glycereth-7 ACID VALUE: 1.0 MAXIMUM 


-Viscosity controlling
-Foam boosting
-Hair conditioning
-Skin conditioning

Glycereth-7 APPEARANCE:

Yellow to amber viscous liquid with mild odor

Glycereth-7 STORAGE:

Keep Glycereth-7 container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.


Glycereth 7; 
POE 7 Ethoxylated Glycerine; 
Poetrig G-7; 
Unireth 7; 
Glycerol Ethoxylate; 
Unireth 26; 


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