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  • Polyglycerin-10

    Posted by camel on July 4, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Is anyone familiar with this ingredient? I haven’t been able to find much information about it. The seller says it is “A high-performance moisturizer made up of glycerin linked together in a larger structure. Makes it able to retain moisture to the skin higher.”

    I am wondering if it is worth trying in place of glycerin in a lotion, or if it is just glycerin with a higher price tag.

    Thank you!

    • This discussion was modified 5 months ago by  Camel.
    Hpmangukiya replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • ketchito

    July 4, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    I remember Dr Wichers did a lot of research on humectants, especially on glycerin. He found that it has properties beyond its ability to capture water, and part of it was due to glycerin being able to penetrate few layers of the SC. That wouldn’t be possible is you make a polymer out of it (maybe an oligomer). So, I’d stay with our very old friend the way it is.

  • abdullah

    July 5, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Also these polyglycerins are several times more expensive than glycerin.

  • microformulation

    July 5, 2023 at 7:56 am

    I have used this product (as it was required by the marketers in the Product Design). Honestly, we didn’t see a great deal more moisturization as perceived by the user. Ironically when they started pricing out the projects, they had us sub it out with plain Glycerin.

  • camel

    July 5, 2023 at 11:26 am

    @ketchito @Abdullah @Microformulation Thank you, I won’t be purchasing it!

  • chemicalmatt

    July 5, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    I will add here that polyglycerin-10 is mainly a precursor to synthesize the very useful polyglyceryl-10 ester emulsifiers. Marketing it as a lone ingredient may have been an afterthought on part of a manufacturer with dubious qualities assigned. I’ve yet to see it on any CPG label.

  • Hpmangukiya

    July 20, 2023 at 12:46 am

    use aquaporin 3%.it’s give you 48 hrs moisturizing claims.

    • Hpmangukiya

      July 20, 2023 at 12:50 am

      pq-10 is used in shampoo for Conditioning so don’t required PQ-10 in you lotion. if you use PQ-10 than use it with 2% glycerin and mix it well.

      • ketchito

        July 20, 2023 at 8:12 am

        Just for clarification, Polyglycerin-10 si different than polyquaternium-10.

        • Hpmangukiya

          July 20, 2023 at 11:50 pm

          yahh it’s totally different. it’s my understanding mistake. apologize for that.return back to you answer..

          it is possible that some manufacturers may market polyglycerin-10 as a lone ingredient in order to make it seem more appealing to consumers. However, it is important that polyglycerin-10 is not a very effective ingredient on its own. It is only when it is combined with other ingredients that it can be used to create effective personal care products.

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