Methyl Gluceth-20

A humectant synthetically derived from glucose. It takes on the form of a clear, syrupy liquid.
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Methyl Gluceth-20

Overview

Methyl Gluceth-20 is a synthetically made ingredient derived from glucose. To briefly explain the name: The -ETH part stands for Polyethylene glycol and 20 is the size of the molecule. It takes on the form of a clear, syrupy liquid.

This ingredient is used as a humectant, bringing and binding water to the skin’s surface and leaving it nicely moisturized.

Science

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Johnson W, Heldreth B, Bergfeld WF, et al. Safety Assessment of Methyl Glucose Polyethers and Esters as Used in Cosmetics. International Journal of Toxicology. 2016;35(2_suppl):12S-40S.