Ethoxydiglycol

A type of alcohol with humectant moisturizing properties. It also acts as a solvent, since it mixes well with a variety of other compounds, including water and even some oils.
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Ethoxydiglycol

Overview

Ethoxydiglycol is an ethoxylated alcohol, which makes it highly functional in several areas.

One common function for this ingredient is its use as a humectant. Because ethoxydiglycol is a type of alcohol, it attracts water to itself through hydrogen bonding. Therefore, when it is present on the skin, it draws water onto the skin as well.

Another function of ethoxydiglycol is as a solvent, as it mixes well with a variety of other compounds, including water and even some oils.

Finally, this clear liquid can also serve as a viscosity controlling agent because it will decrease the thickness of the product it is incorporated into.