Know Your Ingredients: Steareth-20

by Gio

steareth-20

What it is
Steareth-20 is a waxy compound derived from stearic acid.

What it does
Steareth-20 prevents the oily and water parts of an emulsion from separating.

Side effects
Steareth-20 is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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4 comments

Natalye September 27, 2014 - 7:46 pm

what types of products can we find this in?

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Gio September 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Natalye, it is used mostly in deodorants, fragrances, and skin and hair products.

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Richa Saxena September 28, 2014 - 2:47 pm

This is a lovely series Babe! Thanks for introducing these ingredients 🙂

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Gio September 29, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Richa, my pleasure. Glad you enjoy it!

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