PEG 40 (Hydrogenated Castor Oil)
PEG 40 (Hydrogenated Castor Oil), Additive
INCI Name: PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Sold as a semi-solid or liquid additive raw material, this vegetable-based solubilizer is also used as a surfactant and cleanser in making cosmetics, and was designed for use as an emulsifier in aqueous formulations containing a large water phase. It has a yellow colour with a mild odour.
PEG 40 is suggested for use as the primary, if not sole, solubilizing agent or emulsifier in cosmetic applications such as sprays, serums, lotions and oil-free creams. It is added to oils in the oil phase for its stronger solubilizing qualities (our Solubilizer is a PEG 20).
Recommended Usage Level: It can be used at a rate of .01 to .05%.