Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate description

A mixture of esters of glycerine, along with behenic and eicosadioic acids, its works as a thickener and stabilising agent in makeup and skin care products. The independent cosmetic ingredient review has found it is safe as used in cosmetics.

Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate references

  • Acta Pharmaceutica, March 2015, pages 1-13
  • Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, February 2011, pages 139-148

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

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.


We couldn't find this in our ingredient dictionary. We log all missing ingredients and make continuous updates.

Not Rated