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Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate

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

Official CosIng Information


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

La Roche-Posay Double Repair Moisturizer Uv Spf 30 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 Avon Silicone Glove Biologique Recherche Creme Contour Des Yeux Vip O2 (Eye Contour Cream) Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream Cetaphil Rednesscontrol Clear SkinCare PIH Cream Clinique Exfoliating Scrub Clinique For Men™ Face Scrub Consonant DHE Mask Consonant Ultra Firming Organic Eye Cream Consonant Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream Cosmedix Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturizer Cosmel New Cell Cream Dermal Therapy Lip Balm 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 Gabriella Salvete Xxpress Intense Volume Mascara Green Cricket 100% Natural Hand & Body Lotion - Beach Green Cricket Hand & Body Lotion Fragrance Free Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel IOMA 5 Pureté Gentle Exfoliating Emulsion Longiderm Crème Restructurante 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 Cellular Restoration Cream 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 Pearlessence Brightening Eye Serum Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Anti Cellular Eye Cream Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion Pm Eye Cream Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion Pm Moisturizer Phillip Adam Body Lotion Orange & Vanilla Pirin Dream Anti Cellulite Cream QEI+ Body Lightening Lotion Intense Gold Revuele Bioactive Collagen Elastin Serum Revuele Night Cream-Fluid Hydralift Hyaluron Safi Age Defy Deep Exfoliator Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave In Conditioner With Coconut Milk