What it is
Glyceryl Stearate (also called Glyceryl Monostearate) is a white or cream-coloured solid made from glycerin and stearic acid (a fatty acid obtained from animal and vegetable fats and oils).
What it does
Glyceryl Stearate is an emollient that softens and moisturizes skin and hair.
In addition, Glyceryl Stearate is used as a thickening agent.
Glyceryl Stearate is a very mild irritant and can cause allergic reactions.
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