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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

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream Avene Pediatril Moisturizing Cream Face And Body/Pédiatril - Crème Hydratante Visage Et Corps Cetaphil Rednesscontrol Clear SkinCare PIH Cream Clinique Exfoliating Scrub Clinique For Men™ Face Scrub Cosmedix Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturizer 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 Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe Vera Jasmine Extra Soothing Hand 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 Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave In Conditioner With Coconut Milk 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 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 Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub ECOCOCO Cocovanilla Body Polish EpiCeram Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion Equilibra Crema Viso Karitè Evo Self Indulgence Body Creme Exuviance Age Reverse Night Lift Genes Vitamin E Creme Swiss Collagen Complex Gerovital Multivitamin Nourishing Cream Herbacin cosmetic Herbacin Kamille Handcreme Mit Glyzerin Hooray for Brallywood Butta ISDIN Cicapost Image Skincare Ageless Total Repair Crème Inglot Lash Enhancer Mascara