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known as glycereth-26

source glycerin + polyethylene glycol

function humectant, skin feel enhancer, thickener


A humectant and lubricant that offers a smooth, luxurious feel. Glycereth-26 is the 26 mole ethoxylate of glycerin. Unlike glycerin it has no tacky finish and can reduce tackiness of other humectants. It provides lasting hydration with a soft skin finish.

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