Glycol Stearate 100g

(4 customer reviews)


If you want to make an opaque, creamy-looking body wash/face wash/shampoo that still has rich, plentiful lather, you’ll want some glycol stearate.

Glycol Stearate is the ester of Ethylene Glycol and Stearic Acid, common fatty acids.

Fatty acids are the building blocks of skin cells.

They strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and deeply moisturize skin.

Glycol Stearate looks like a cream-colored wax solid at room temperature.

Gives formulations a pearlescent appearance.

It can be derived from plants or made synthetically in a lab.

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Here’s what Glycol Stearate is really doing in your skincare products:

  • Emollient: It makes skin softer and smoother, like a baby’s.
  • Emulsion stabilizer: It helps to keep an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid parts.
  • Opacifying agent: It reduces the transparent look of skincare and makeup products. This trick is particularly useful in makeup products that need to hide blemishes and imperfections. It also makes formulas thicker and creamier.

Glycol Stearate is one of those ingredients that don’t sound impressive on paper, but if it weren’t in your lotions and potions, you’d miss it.

I mean, do you really want to use a cream that separates into an oily layer or a concealer that doesn’t cover pimples?!

INCI Name: Glycol stearate

Appearance @ 25°C Light waxy flakes
HLB 2.0
Saponification Value 180-188
Acid Value 4 Max.
Color, Gardner 2 Max.
Melting Point, °C 54-58
Iodine Value 1 max


it helps to:

  • Emulsify formulations and increase their viscosity, which contributes a creamier texture
  • Lift and remove dirt
  • Soothe skin
  • Create an oily layer on the skin’s surface, which helps it retain water
  • Hydrate and soften the skin to reduce irritation, cracking, and peeling


Recommended maximum dosages are:

Body Lotion: 1.5-2.5%

Face Cream: 1.5-2.5%

Sunscreen: 1.5-2.5%

Ointments: 2-5%

4 reviews for Glycol Stearate 100g

  1. Madia Viviers (verified owner)

    Thank you for excellent service!

  2. Madia Viviers (verified owner)

  3. Tanya Herman (verified owner)

  4. Elmarie (verified owner)

    Such excellent service. Thank you. Will be doing a few more purchases in the near future. ELMARIE

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