Description: Polyethylene glycol diester of stearic acid. White flake, characteristic odor, slightly cloudy in water, clear in surfactant-containing solutions. Soluble in water. CAS# 9005-08-7.
INCI Name: PEG-150 distearate.
Properties: Extremely effective thickener for surfactant-containing products (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, shower gels), solubilizer for various water-insoluble ingredients, good co-emulsifying properties in creams & lotions.
Use: Heat to melt (60oC/140oF) to incorporate into formulas, typical use level 0.5 - 5% (even at low levels there is a thickening effect).
Applications: Shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, baby shampoo, bubble bath, creams, lotions & other emulsions.
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