Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs)
PEGs (polyethylene glycols) is a term used to refer to a broad set of petroleum-based compounds that are frequently used in personaly care products and cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers, often in baby productsi. There are concerns that the raw materials used to make PEGs are linked to carcinogensi, and are contaminated with 1,4-dioxaneiii.
i) Safety Assessment of Alkyl PEG/PPG Ethers as Used in Cosmetics
iii) Occurrence of 1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetic Raw Materials and Finished Cosmetic Products