Know Your Ingredients: PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

What it is
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a white paste derived from Castor Oil.

What it does
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a surfactant: it helps water mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away, leaving skin and hair clean.

Side effects
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is usually used in concentrations between 0,5% and 10%, at which it is generally considered to be safe.


12 Comment

  1. I see this one a lot. I didn’t know it’s a white paste though, and I can definitely remember this one. :]
    I learn something useful everyday from you!

  2. Happy first day of December, Gio! Even though it’s the 2nd where you are, it’s still the 1st where I am so well, happy beginning of December!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I see Hydrogenated Castor Oil everywhere and I thought it was supposed to be hydrating, not cleansing. I’m a tiny bit smarter thanks to you :)

  4. Just few days back I was wondering about PEG 40 hydrogenated castor oil. I’ve read that word loads of times in my serums and other skin care products, but was not aware about its work. But this PEG 60 one, is it found in shampoos or facial cleansers?
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  5. Thanks for enlightening us. I would like to know what does peg/ ppg 17/6 do in skin as well? Since I found it on a skin cream.

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