Stearyl Stearate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Stearyl Stearate description

A plant-based wax prepared with natural fatty acids combined with synthetic fatty alcohols. Functions as an emollient, occlusive, skin-conditioning agent, and texture enhancer. This ingredient is considered safe for use in cosmetics.

Stearyl Stearate references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, September-October 2012, pages 141S-146S

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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