What is it?
Cetearyl glucoside is a chemical primarily used as an emulsifier in lotions, creams, and foams.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Cetearyl glucoside is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Cetearyl glucoside should result in improvement and/or the resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skincare products for this ingredient. If there is not enough information, ask your pharmacist or contact the company directly. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Anti-aging treatment
  • Body firming lotion
  • Cleansers
  • Conditioner
  • Eye cream
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Foundation
  • Hand cream
  • Sunscreen
Other names for Cetearyl glucoside:
  • D-Glucopyranose, C16-18 alkyl glycosides
Potential cross-reacting substances:
  • Other glucosides


How safe is it?

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