Aluminum Stearate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Aluminum Stearate description

Aluminum stearate is an aluminum salt of stearic acid that functions as a thickening agent and helps stabilise products.

Aluminum Stearate references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, November 2016, pages 16s-33s
  • The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, November 2008, pages 18-21
  • Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, Voluem 10, Supplement 1, 2007, pages 1-269

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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Not Rated