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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

Camille Rose Cleansing Milk Dermoskin Eye Treatment Complex Idraet Alpine Roses Infinite Aloe Fragrance Free Aloe Vera Face & Body Cream La Roche-Posay Double Repair Moisturizer Uv Spf 30 Neostrata ® Skin Active Cellular Restoration Raw Essentials Wash (Daily Cleansing Facewash) ADCOS Melan-Off Clareador De Olheiras AR Gluta Vitamin E ATACHE Biological Triple Antioxidant Night Protector Acofar DERM Crema Hidratante Corporal Plus Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream AestheticsRX Anti-ageing-regeneration-formula Afrodita Collagen Cmf Airol cream 0.5 Tretinoina Aloe Unique 2 In 1 Light Everyday Facial Lotion 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 Aú Natural Skinfood Remove Gentle Facial Cleanser BABY BUM Calendula Cream BOR Hidratante Facial Vitaminada Bandi Boost Care Baró Cosmetics Crema Multiattiva Rigenerante Beauty Bakery Witch Hazel Plus Tea Tree Antioxidant Facial Cream Beesline Whitening Serum Beesline Apitherapy Whitening Serum Beesline Apitherapy Whitening Serum Spf 30 Belo Sunexpert Whitening Sunscreen Spf 50 Beverly Hills MD Line Smoothing Serum™ Bio Rich Lavender Foot Cream Biologique Recherche Creme Contour Des Yeux Vip O2 (Eye Contour Cream) Bionike Defence Hydra Rich Moisturising Cream Biopharma Rapid Clair Lightening Lotion Blessed By Nature Anti Oxidant Daily Renewal Cream Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream Borghese Advanced Fango Delicato Mud For Delicate Dry Skin Burt's Bees Goodness Glows Tinted Moisturizer CYTOLNAT Centella Crème Apaisante Et Rèparatrice Catrice Lift Up Volume & Lift Mascara Cetaphil Pro Itch Control Moisturizing Lotion Cetaphil Rednesscontrol Circadia Bright White Serum City Beauty Restoring Hand Treatment Clear SkinCare PIH Cream Clinique Exfoliating Scrub Clinique Exfoliating Scrub