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Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate

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

Details

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

Avene Pediatril Moisturizing Cream Face And Body/Pédiatril - Crème Hydratante Visage Et Corps Cetaphil Rednesscontrol Clinique Exfoliating Scrub Cosmel New Cell Cream Elemis Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream Embryolisse Rich Moisturizing Cream Environ Cool Peel Acm 1 Farmona Herbal Care My Nature Moisturizing Cream Aloe Green Cricket 100% Natural Hand & Body Lotion - Beach Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration Obagi 360 Retinol 0.5 Obagi Retinol 1.0 PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Anti Cellular Eye Cream Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion Pm Moisturizer Pirin Dream Anti Cellulite Cream QEI+ Body Lightening Lotion Intense Gold Revuele Bioactive Collagen Elastin Serum Yuze Mutenka Shokubutsusei Nyueki cosmoderm Vitamin E Cream 3000 I.U. With Roseship Oil AGIVA Rose Oil+Argan Oil+Marine Collagen -Intensive Day Cream Anti-Wrinkle Abib Relaxing Sleeping Pack Bright Tube Chicco Natural Sensation Face Cream Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Mask Cosmel Tri Care Cream D'Alchemy Age-Delay Eye Concentrate ECOCOCO Cocovanilla Body Polish Equilibra Crema Viso Karitè Evo Self Indulgence Body Creme Exuviance Age Reverse Night Lift Genes Vitamin E Creme Swiss Collagen Complex Hooray for Brallywood Butta ISDIN Cicapost KERSTIN FLORIAN Rehydrating Neroli Cleansing Milk KIKO Milano Hydra Pro Mask Korres Bergamot Pear Hand Cream Life Brand Moisturizing Facial Sheet Cream Mask Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara Monu Night Renewal Complex Natùrys Essential Milk Tonic 2 In 1 NeoCutis Bio-Restorative Skin Cream Nightingale C Toning Sleeping Mask Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm Peet Rivko Daily Moisturizer SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Face Gommage SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Serum SheaMoisture Matcha Green Tea And Probiotics Color Correcting Moisturizer SkinBetter Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment