: Natural fatty acid occurring in vegetable fats. Anionic oil-in-water emulsifier. White to yellowish flakes, oil-like odor (synonyms: octadecanoic acid, heptadecane-carboxylic acid). Insoluble in water, soluble in oils & alcohols. CAS
: 57-11-4 INCI Name
: Stearic acid
- Acts as good emulsion stabilizing agent
- Has effective thickening properties
- Provides a soft, pearly and cooling feel on the skin. Often used in lubricants.
: Warm to melt for use; usual concentration 2 - 10%. For external use only. Applications
: All kinds of personal care products including soaps, creams, lotions, foundation creams, liquefying creams, protective & shaving creams.
Country of Origin
Raw material source
: Vegetable fats and oils
: Stearic acid is produced from fats and oils by the saponification of the triglycerides using hot water. The resulting mixture is then distilled.
: Not animal tested
: Not tested for GMOs
: Does not contain animal-derived components
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