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Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

What-it-does: emollient, emulsifying


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 Bübchen Soft Creme Sensitiv Dermovitamina Calmilene Fluido Idratante Dr. Barbara Stürm Darker Skin Tones Face Cream Edible Beauty No. 4 Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion Essano Collagen Boost Eye Crème ISANA med Feuchtigkeitscreme Ultra Sensitiv Linda Fleurs Crema Protettiva Viso Spf 30 Lynia Krem Z Kwasem Migdałowym 5% Meditopics Provitamine Cream Melyon Night Cream Pure Mineral Dead Sea Cosmetics Hand Cream Vitamin C Pure zero 24 Hour Facial Moisturiser Rawkanvas EPIPHANY: FIRMING CAFFEINE EYE SERUM Skin Labo Sensitive Skin Active Cream SkinBetter Daily Enzyme Cleanser Skinfuse Reclaim Hydrating Support Solimo Night Nourishing Cream The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Eye & Lip Contour Care hey bud Australian Hemp Facial Moisturiser ART&FACT. Niacinamide 5% + Zinc 0,3% Action Green Tea Body Scrub Acure Brightening Day Cream Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating 12 Hour Facial Moisturizer Afrodita Sensitive Solution Cleansing Milk Afrodita Young & Pure Moisturising Cream Alterra Curly Waves Spülung Bio-Macadamiaöl Ambigoose Powerhouse Moisturizer Apivita Pure Jasmine Moisturizing Body Milk Aveo Med Urea 5% 2-in-1 Pflegende Handcreme Balea Med Ultra Sensitive Handcreme Balea Med Ultra Sensitive Totes Meer Körperlotion Beauty Baby Gesichts- Und Körpercreme Sensitiv Biofficina Toscana Anti-Aging Eye Cream Biofficina Toscana Damage Preventing Facial Emulsion CadeaVera CV Vital Night Q10 Anti-Falten Creme Catrice Clean ID Anti-Redness Serum Primer Christina Cosmeceuticals Deep Beauté Night Cream Comfort Zone Essential Peeling DR. SCHRAMMEK Sensiderm SOS Balm Dr. Eddie's Happy Cappy Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream For Eczema Dr. susanne von schmiedeberg L-Carnosine Anti-Age Eye Cream Edible Beauty Coco Bliss Intensive Repair Etos Truly Natural Face Mask First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask (2021 Reformulation) Florena Fermented Skincare Milky Cleanser Green Habit Clean Green Face Cleanser