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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

#Hello Care Body Cream 40% Camille Rose Cleansing Milk Dermoskin Eye Treatment Complex Findley Collagen & Caffeine Eye Serum Happysoaps Aloe Vera Conditioner Bar Idraet Alpine Roses Infinite Aloe Fragrance Free Aloe Vera Face & Body Cream La Roche-Posay Double Repair Moisturizer Uv Spf 30 L´Occitane Intensive Repair Solid Conditioner Mooyam Vitamin C Facial Scrub Nelson’s Nelsons Arnicare Arnica Cream Neostrata ® Skin Active Cellular Restoration Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque Raw Essentials Wash (Daily Cleansing Facewash) ACF by dadatina Camuflaje UV Post Solar Con Manteca De Karite ADCOS Melan-Off Clareador De Olheiras AR Gluta Vitamin E AR Intensive Ceramide Moisture Care ARAVIA Professional PHA-active Balance Cream ARGANICARE Exfoliating Scrub ATACHE Biological Triple Antioxidant Night Protector Acofar DERM Crema Hidratante Corporal Plus Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque AestheticsRX Anti-ageing-regeneration-formula Afrodita Collagen Cmf Afrodita Serum Mladosti Afrodita professional Sensitive Serum Airol cream 0.5 Tretinoina Alcina Wimpernlänge² Mascara Alfaparf Milano The Hair Supporters Scalp & Fiber Restorer Aloe Unique 2 In 1 Light Everyday Facial Lotion Angel En Provence Helichrysum Pure Nourishing Hair Mask Anthony After Shave Balm Apivita Face Mask Pumpkin Apivita Face Scrub For Deep Exfoliation With Olive Apivita Face Scrub Olive Arata Advanced Curly Hair Cream Arata Anti-dandruff Hair & Scalp Mask Ariadne Athens Night Remodeling ArtDeco Angel Eyes Mascara Artez Westerley Bio-total Leche De Limpieza Ava Laboratorium Beauty Home Care Moisturizing Algae Mask Ava Laboratorium C+ Strategy Smooth Skin Stimulator Eye Contour Cream Avene Pediatril Moisturizing Cream Face And Body/Pédiatril - Crème Hydratante Visage Et Corps Averac E + C Hyaluronic Serum Avon Silicone Glove Awake Beauty Hello, Sunshine Moisturizer Aú Natural Skinfood Remove Gentle Facial Cleanser BABY BUM Calendula Cream