PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is an emulsifier that helps stabilise and thicken formulas, allowing to create solid products and therefore remove the need for unnecessary packaging and synthetic preservatives. It also conditions the hair and skin, giving shine and softness.
PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is derived from coconut oil fatty acids. PEG stands for ‘polyethylene glycol’ and the number next to it refers to its molecular weight. PEGs are a big family of synthetics and their use and properties will vary depending on their weight and composition.
As an emulsifier, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate attracts and hold together water and oil-based ingredients such as rose infusion or jojoba oil. Without emulsifiers, the formula would separate, causing oil droplets to float on top of the water.