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Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

What-it-does: emollient, emulsifying

Official CosIng Information


Glyceryl stearate citrate is similar to the super common skincare ingredient glyceryl stearate, and is similarly used to help combine waters and oils (emulsifier) and to make your skin feel nice and soft (emollient). 

The main difference between glyceryl stearate citrate and its cousin glyceryl stearate is that this one has a citric acid molecule also attached to its glycerin. This makes it what chemists call a diacylglycerol, which is a fancy word for two acids (in this case, citric acid and stearic acid) attached together with a glycerin bridge. But when it comes to cosmetics, all you need to know is that both glyceryl stearate citrate and glyceryl stearate are safe, tried and true emulsifiers. Expect to see them in formulas with both water-based and oil-based ingredients (think moisturizers and lotions).

Show me some proof

  • “Amended Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Glyceryl Dilaurate, Glyceryl Diarachidate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Glyceryl Dierucate, Glyceryl Dihydroxystearate, Glyceryl Diisopalmitate, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Glyceryl Dilinoleate, Glyceryl Dimyristate, Glyceryl Dioleate, Glyceryl Diricinoleate, Glyceryl Dipalmitate, Glyceryl Dipalmitoleate, Glyceryl Distearate, Glyceryl Palmitate Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Stearate Lactate, and Glyceryl Stearate Succinate.” International Journal of Toxicology, vol. 26 Suppl 3, 2007, pp. 1–30.

Products with Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

Acure Resurfacing Dewey All Day Moisturizer Body Shop Aloe Eye Defence Dr. Barbara Stürm Darker Skin Tones Face Cream First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask SkinBetter Daily Enzyme Cleanser The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Eye & Lip Contour Care Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Balea Med Ultra Sensitive Totes Meer Körperlotion Christina Cosmeceuticals Deep Beauté Night Cream Korres Castanea Arcadia Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Night Cream Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial Korres Wild Rose Brightening Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial L'Erbolario Exfoliant For The Face Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum Nursem Protective Hand Cream Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream Acure Brightening Night Cream Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum Derma E Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Lotion KARMAMEJU Soft / Deodorant 02 Kruitvat Reinigingsmelk 2 In 1 Sensetive Neutrea Retinol 0,5% Noreva Norelift Chrono-Filler Eye & Lip Anti-Wrinkle Firming Treatment Pai Copaiba & Zinc Perfect Balance Blemish Serum Pai Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Men's Soothing Face Cream Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Pomegranate Day Cream SEPHORA COLLECTION Brightening Eye Cream Sephora Brightening Eye Cream Tailor Skincare Renew The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion innisfree Vivid Creamy Tint Nº. 7 Black Milk Tea. okana Natural Night Moisturiser - Natural Berry Acure Brilliantly Brightening Day Cream Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Vitalizing Body Lotion BABOR Cleansing Gentle Cleansing Milk Balea Reinigungstücher Erfrischend 3In1 Balea Med Körperbalsam Ultra Sensitive Bulldog Original 24 Hour Moisturiser Cien Men Hydrosensitive Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Cleansing Cream Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Retinol Booster Cosmetici magistrali Antiox Fluido HD Favora Kosteuttava Seerumi Hydrating Serum Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème Madara Fake It Self Tan Milk Pai Instant Calm Redness Serum Sea Aster & Wild Oat