Glyceryl Stearate

Our database includes 5248 products that contain Glyceryl Stearate.

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Glyceryl Stearate is a mix of glycerin and stearic acid.

Glyceryl Stearate is used to stabilize the mixing of water and oil ingredients. By preventing these ingredients from separating, it can help elongate shelf life. It can also help thicken the product's texture.

As an emollient, it helps soften skin and supports barrier-replenishing ingredients.

In cosmetics, Glyceryl Stearate is often made from vegetable oils or synthetically produced. The human body also creates Glyceryl Stearate naturally.

People also like: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Squalane

People also dislike: Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide

Also known as: Glyceryl Stearate Nse and Glyceryl Stearate Gms-Nse

Glyceryl Stearate is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 14.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Emollient, Emulsifying

Community Stats

257 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Normal

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Dullness • Sensitivity • Wrinkles

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Combination Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fungal Acne • Sensitivity • Dryness

Where it's used

Glyceryl Stearate is most often found as ingredient number 11 within an ingredient list.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34103
  • INN Name: glyceryl monostearate
  • EC #:  250-705-4/286-490-9
  • Ph. Eur. Name: glyceroli monostearas
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying
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.