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Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate

What-it-does: emollient, emulsifying
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 1-2


A super common, waxy, white, solid stuff that helps water and oil to mix together, gives body to creams and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Chemically speaking, it is the attachment of a glycerin molecule to the fatty acid called stearic acid. It can be produced from most vegetable oils (in oils three fatty acid molecules are attached to glycerin instead of just one like here) in a pretty simple, "green" process that is similar to soap making. It's readily biodegradable.

It also occurs naturally in our body and is used as a food additive. As cosmetic chemist Colins writes it, "its safety really is beyond any doubt".

Products with Glyceryl Stearate

Camille Rose Cleansing Milk Idraet Alpine Roses Infinite Aloe Fragrance Free Aloe Vera Face & Body Cream La Roche-Posay Double Repair Moisturizer Uv Spf 30 Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream Afrodita Collagen Cmf Angel En Provence Helichrysum Pure Nourishing Hair Mask Apivita Face Scrub For Deep Exfoliation With Olive Ariadne Athens Night Remodeling Avene Pediatril Moisturizing Cream Face And Body/Pédiatril - Crème Hydratante Visage Et Corps Avon Silicone Glove Awake Beauty Hello, Sunshine Moisturizer Bandi Boost Care Baró Cosmetics Crema Multiattiva Rigenerante Beesline Whitening Serum Beesline Apitherapy Whitening Serum Spf 30 Belo Sunexpert Whitening Sunscreen Spf 50 Beverly Hills MD Line Smoothing Serum™ Biologique Recherche Creme Contour Des Yeux Vip O2 (Eye Contour Cream) Blessed By Nature Anti Oxidant Daily Renewal Cream Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream Burt's Bees Goodness Glows Tinted Moisturizer Cetaphil Rednesscontrol City Beauty Restoring Hand Treatment Clear SkinCare PIH Cream Clinique Exfoliating Scrub Clinique For Men™ Face Scrub Consonant DHE Mask Consonant Ultra Firming Organic Eye Cream Consonant Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream Cosmedix Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturizer Cosmel New Cell Cream Céleteque Dermoscience Brightening Eye Tuck Plus Dark Circles Lightener DR. SEA Moisturizing Cream Carrot Orange Combination Skin DRMTLGY Peptide Night Cream Dermacol Cannabis Face Cleanser Dermal Therapy Lip Balm Detox Skinfood Anti-Wrinkle Cream Dr. brandt Xtend Your Youth Eye Cream Dr.Belmeur Facial Clarifying Moisturizer Duke Cannon Supply Co Quick Buff Siberian Mint Face Scrub Earth Science A-D-E Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser, Dry & Sensitive Skin Eco by Sonya Eye Compost Eye Cream Elemis Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream Embryolisse Rich Moisturizing Cream Enchanteur Perfumed body lotion Environ Cool Peel Acm 1 Erno Laszlo Phelityl Day Lotion Spf 15 Eversoft Blackhead Clearing Everyuth Naturals Exfoliating Walnut Scrub