Polypropylene glycol stearyl ether is principally present in ‘moisturizing’ private care merchandise. It’s written as PPG-11 or PPG-15 stearyl ether within the components lists. This ingredient is made by the response between propylene oxide and stearyl alcohol. Stearyl alcohols come from animal fat and oils (vegans beware!). The 11 or 15 designation is predicated on the ‘items’ of propylene glycol produced within the response. They’re colorless to gentle yellow in look with an oily texture.
PPG-11/15 stearyl ethers are recognized lubricants meant to provide the pores and skin a moisturized feel and appear. They’re additionally categorised as pores and skin conditioning brokers and emollients. The chemical substances have been deemed protected on the concentrations typical of most beauty purposes they’re present in. Even concentrated, these chemical substances didn’t irritate the eyes. A associated chemical, PPG butyl ether was discovered to be barely irritating to the eyes and pores and skin. It’s absorbed very slowly-if at all- into the digestive tract the place it’s simply metabolized and eradicated as waste within the urine.
As time progresses and my data will increase, I am turning into extra compelled to make the swap to all pure private care merchandise. I at the moment use over-the-counter merchandise, all of which include the components I’ve reviewed so far. I’ve not skilled any recognized irritation to the merchandise I exploit each day and I’m happy (more often than not) with the results— I’ve very temperamental pores and skin! I simply can’t assist however surprise what long run results my drug of alternative could also be having on my well-being.