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Ethylhexyl Stearate

Our database includes 507 products that contain Ethylhexyl Stearate.

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Fungal Acne


Ethylhexyl Stearate is an ester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and stearic acid. It is an emulsifier, emollient, and texture enhancer.

As an emulsifier, it helps prevent ingredients from separating.

Its emollient property helps soften and hydrate the skin. Emollients form a barrier on the skin to trap moisture in.

Also known as: Octyl Stearate and 2-Ethylhexyl Stearate

Ethylhexyl Stearate is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.0% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Acne • Texture

Where it's used

Ethylhexyl Stearate is most often found as ingredient number 8 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Ethylhexyl Stearate the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 33894
  • EC #:  244-754-0
  • All Functions: Emollient
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.