Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs)

Polyethylene Glycol
Ingredient origins
Common name
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details
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. REFERENCES: 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