INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Emulsifier

Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate

AT A GLANCE

Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate

A plant-based emulsifier that holds oil and water together, creating creams and lotions.

Type of Ingredient

Emulsifier

Why we use it

Skincare products like creams and lotions are emulsions, which means they contain both oil-based and water-based ingredients. Like salad dressing, those two phases want to separate and refuse to stay mixed. An emulsifier is a molecule that binds to oil on one side and water on the other, holding them together on the molecular level and creating a smooth, even texture.

What it’s in

Liquid Gold, Night Shift

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