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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

Avene Pediatril Moisturizing Cream Face And Body/Pédiatril - Crème Hydratante Visage Et Corps Cosmel New Cell 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 Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Anti Cellular Eye Cream Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion Pm Moisturizer Yuze Mutenka Shokubutsusei Nyueki Abib Relaxing Sleeping Pack Bright Tube Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Mask Cosmel Tri Care Cream D'Alchemy Age-Delay Eye Concentrate ECOCOCO Cocovanilla Body Polish Equilibra Crema Viso Karitè Evo Self Indulgence Body Creme Genes Vitamin E Creme Swiss Collagen Complex Hooray for Brallywood Butta ISDIN Cicapost KIKO Milano Hydra Pro Mask Korres Bergamot Pear Hand Cream Life Brand Moisturizing Facial Sheet Cream Mask Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara Monu Night Renewal Complex Natùrys Essential Milk Tonic 2 In 1 NeoCutis Bio-Restorative Skin Cream Nightingale C Toning Sleeping Mask Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm Peet Rivko Daily Moisturizer SheaMoisture Matcha Green Tea And Probiotics Color Correcting Moisturizer Urea Labs 10% Urea Cream Youth To The People Age Prevention Moisture Cream Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream A-Derma Xera-Mega Confort Abib Mild Acidic Foam Cleanser Alba Botanica Jasmine Vitamin E Moisture Cream Alpha Keri Micellar Body Cleansing Milk Alpha-H Micro Cleanse Super Scrub Andalou Naturals Cannacell D.Tox Mask Andalou Naturals Instant Clarity Clay Face Mask Argan Oil + Blue Clay Angel En Provence Rosemary Hair Activating Conditioner Avene Skin Recovery Cream 2.0 Azelex Azelaic Acid Beauté Pacifique Super3 Booster Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara Bioelements Multi-Task Eye Creme Brandless Daily Facial Moisturizer CV Skin Labs Calming Moisture