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Glyceryl Stearate

* A naturally derived fatty acid, most often used as an emulsifier

Functions:

Glyceryl Stearate is derived from palm kernel, vegetable or soy oil and is also found naturally in the human body. It acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance (Source). It easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. It has been shown to protect skin from free-radical damage as well.

Chemically, Glyceryl Stearate is used to stabilize products, decrease water evaporation, make products freeze-resistant, and keep them from forming surface crusts. Glyceryl Stearate reduces the greasiness of oils used in certain cosmetics and personal care products, according to CosmeticsInfo.org.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Glyceryl Stearate is approved by The Cosmetic Ingredient Review board and has received the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) rating from the FDA.

Recommended Products with Glyceryl Stearate:

Arcona Peptide Hydrating Complex ($75 in the shop); Amarte Eyeconic Eye Cream ($55 in the shop); Stemulation Facial Serum ($135 in the shop); Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and Primer SPF 30 ($45 in the shop); Osmotics Necollete ($63 in the shop); Kat Burki Body Butter ($62 in the shop); Nature's Beauty Bee Kiwi Hand and Nail Repair Cream ($19.50 in the shop); The Organic Pharmacy Body Lotion ($79 in the shop)

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