Glycol Stearate



Glycol Stearate description

Glycol stearate is a mixture of glycerine and stearic acid used as an emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier. May also be used to impart a pearlescent appearance to a formula.

Glycol Stearate references

  •, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
  •, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
  • Chemistry and Materials Research, 2015, page 59

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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