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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 Edible Beauty No. 4 Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion Essano Collagen Boost Eye Crème First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask Lynia Krem Z Kwasem Migdałowym 5% Meditopics Provitamine Cream SkinBetter Daily Enzyme Cleanser The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Eye & Lip Contour Care Action Green Tea Body Scrub Acure Brightening Day Cream Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating 12 Hour Facial Moisturizer Afrodita Young & Pure Moisturising Cream Balea Med Ultra Sensitive Totes Meer Körperlotion Biofficina Toscana Anti-Aging Eye Cream Biofficina Toscana Damage Preventing Facial Emulsion Christina Cosmeceuticals Deep Beauté Night Cream Green Habit Clean Green Face Cleanser Ho Karan Invisible Moisturizing Shield Isana Men After Shave Balsem Sensitive 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 L’Angelica Organic Argan Oil Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum Nursem Protective Hand Cream Oriflame Love Nature Mattifying Face Lotion SO’BiO étic Crème Légère Anti-Âge Jour "Précieux Argan" Squish Smoosh Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream dr. Eve_Ryouth Snake Venom + Collagen Wrinkle Filler Night Moisturiser dr. Eve_Ryouth Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Hydrabright Day Moisturiser ACM SEBIONEX TRIO CREAM Acure Brightening Night Cream Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating Eye Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating Overnight Dream Cream Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer Aurum Calming Birch Serum BIO VÉGANE Tagescreme Bio Acai Balea Bodybalsam Sensitive Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum Cien Tropical Foot Mousse Colibri Cosmetics Nachtpflege Regenerierend Comfort Zone Remedy Serum