Glyceryl Stearate is an organic compound derived from glycerin and stearic acid, both of which can be sourced from vegetable oils. It's a versatile ingredient found in a wide range of skincare products like creams, lotions, moisturizers, sunscreens and serums. It serves as an emulsifier that helps to blend oil and water-based ingredients and improve the overall texture and stability of these formulas. It can also improve the spreadability and absorption of skincare products to ensure even application and better delivery of active ingredients to skin.
Glyceryl stearate is generally derived from natural sources including vegetable oils like palm, coconut and soybean oil, through a chemical process that combines glycerin and stearic acid, both of which can be obtained from these plant-based oils.
Glyceryl stearate is generally well-tolerated on skin and considered safe with low potential for skin irritation.
Improves Product Texture
Glyceryl laurate can improve the texture of skincare products to create a smoother, easier application experience.
Prevents Product Separation
As an emulsifier, it helps mix oil and water-based ingredients for an even distribution of active components on skin.
Improves Product Stability
It contributes to the stability of cosmetic formulas and prevents separation or degradation of ingredients so the product maintains its quality over time.