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Alkyl Polyglucoside (APG)

Ingredient Name: Plant-based Alkyl Polyglucoside (APG)

What is it? Alkyl polyglucoside comes from plant-based fatty alcohols (such as those in coconut and corn) and plant starch.  It is a safe and natural compound that helps blend and add texture to creams, lotions, and shampoos. 

Nourishing properties:*

  • Eco-friendly
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Creates a smooth texture
  • Lowers surface tension 

*= This information has not been approved by the FDA. 



Sułek, Marian Włodzimierz, et al. “Alkyl Polyglucosides as Components of Water Based Lubricants.” Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, vol. 16, no. 3, 2013, pp. 369–375., doi:10.1007/s11743-012-1428-y. 

“Alkyl Polyglucoside (C10-16) | Substance.” EWG Tap Water Database,

Stojiljković, D., et al. “Standardized Extract of Wild Apple Fruit in Alkyl-Polyglucoside-Based Cosmetic Cream - Estimation of Stability, Safety, Antioxidant Activity and Efficiency.” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, vol. 40, no. 3, 2018, pp. 285–294., doi:10.1111/ics.12462.

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