H Care® PG3O is a naturally derived, PEG-free, nonionic emulsifier. This material can be used to formulate a diverse range of products and is a great alternative to other low HLB emulsifiers where the formulation needs to be 1,4-dioxane free. It creates stable emulsions at low use levels and provides additional skin conditioning due to the glycerin units in the molecule.

INCI Name: Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate

Functions: Emulsifier, Emulsifier (W/O)

Labeling Claims: 1,4-Dioxane-free, Bio-based, Clean at Sephora, Credo Clean Standard, Naturally Derived, Organic, PEG-free, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty

Certifications & Compliance: IECIC (China), Organic Certified, USDA Certified

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
Labeling Claims
Product Benefits
  • PEG free and 1,4-dioxane free
  • 100% USDA biobased
  • Low usage levels (1 to 4%)
  • Easy to work with
  • Enhances foam
  • Provides skin conditioning benefits

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Skin Care Applications
Sun Care Applications


Physical Form
Clear yellow liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acid Numbermax. 5--
Iodine Value50.0 - 78.0mg KOH/g-
Saponification Value125.0 - 150.0mg KOH/g-
Colormax. 7-Gardner
Free Fatty Acid Contentmax. 3%-
Moisture Contentmax. 0.5wt%-
Hydroxyl Value190.0 - 230.0mg KOH/g-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Storage & Handling

Storage Information

Store in a cool, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up. Store away from incompatible materials. Store in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.