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Polyhydroxystearic Acid

What-it-does: emulsifying

Official CosIng Information


A so-called dispersant or dispersing agent that's used in inorganic (titanium dioxide/zinc oxide based) sunscreens or in make-up products to help to distribute the pigments nicely and evenly on the skin. It's also claimed to increase the UV absorption of the sunscreen formula as well as to reduce the annoying white cast left behind by inorganic sunscreens.

Products with Polyhydroxystearic Acid

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray Antipodes Immortal SPF15 Skin-Brightening Face and Body Moisturiser Burt's Bees Lip Gloss Kama Natural Sun Protection Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finishing Spray Tower 28 Superdew Shimmer-Free Highlight Balm sunplay Water Kids Spf60+ Bite Beauty Line & Define Vegan Lip Primer Ishizawa - SHIGAISEN YOHOU Non-Chemical UV Gel Spf30 Pa+++ MooGoo Anti-Ageing Spf 15 Face Cream Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray (Oil Control) Spa Technologies Eco Defense Daily Moisturizer True North De-Stressed Protective Lip Balm 7.2 Spf 50 skyn ICELAND Berry Lip Fix With Wintered Red Algae Cyberderm Every Morning Sun Whip Spf 25 Drunk Elephant Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser L'Oreal Paris Pro-Spray And Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray LILAH B. Aglow™ Priming Oil Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion Spf 45 MDSolarSciences Md Creme Mineral Beauty Balm Spf 50 Uva-Uvb MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Spf 50 Broad Spectrum Uva-Uvb MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Spf 30 Broad Spectrum Uva-Uvb Sunscreen Maria Åkerberg Sun Lotion Spf 20 Missha Cicadin Centella Rescue Sun Lotion Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick Attitude Baby Sunscreen Spf 30 - 100% Mineral - Fragrance Free Bioderma Photoderm Minéral Spf 50+ Ciate London Dewy Stix Farmacy Honey Savior All-In-One Skin Repair Salve With Echinacea Greenenvy™ Honey KarynG Complete Broad Spectrum Spf50 Kokua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen Mario Badescu Lip Balm Wet n Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray theBalm Even Steven Whipped Foundation AstiVita Spf 50 Mineral Sunscreen Aveeno ® Baby Sunscreen Lotion With Zinc Oxide, Spf 50 Avene Complexion Correcting Shield Spf50+ Beauty Counter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick Spf 30 Bite Beauty Agave+ Daytime Lip Balm Druide Sunscreen Spf30 First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Triple Protection Skin Tint Spf 30 Milk Makeup Kush Lip Glaze Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 50