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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

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream Apivita Face Scrub For Deep Exfoliation With Olive Avene Pediatril Moisturizing Cream Face And Body/Pédiatril - Crème Hydratante Visage Et Corps Biologique Recherche Creme Contour Des Yeux Vip O2 (Eye Contour Cream) Cetaphil Rednesscontrol Clear SkinCare PIH Cream Clinique Exfoliating Scrub Clinique For Men™ Face Scrub Cosmedix Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturizer Cosmel New Cell Cream Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Eye 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 IOMA 5 Pureté Gentle Exfoliating Emulsion Löwengrip Sleeping Sensation Hydrating Mask Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe Vera Jasmine Extra Soothing Hand Cream MyChelle Dermaceuticals Perfect C Eye Cream Natura Siberica Siberian Ginseng Eye Cream-Gel Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration Nip+Fab Dragon'S Blood Fix Extreme Serum 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 Revuele Night Cream-Fluid Hydralift Hyaluron Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave In Conditioner With Coconut Milk Shikai BorageTherapy Facial Moisturizer SriSri Exfoliating Face Scrub 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 Apivita Wine Elixir Wrinkle Lift Eye & Lip Cream Baby Quasar Hydraplenish Creme Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Chicco Natural Sensation Face Cream Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Mask Cosmel Tri Care Cream D'Alchemy Age-Delay Eye Concentrate DRMTLGY Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub