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Glycol Stearate

Ethylene Glycol Stearate or simply Glycol Stearate is an ingredient in cosmetic products. Along with its other counterparts, Glycol Stearate SE and Glycol Distearate, it is naturally colored white to cream waxy solid. These are mixtures of mono- and diesters of the compound ethylene glycol and stearic acid. All have the ability to stabilize emulsions, have emollient properties and are considered surfactants making them ideal ingredients in most…

Glycol distearate is seen as a cream colored wax in room temperature. This chemical, together with its counter parts glycol stearate and glycol stearate SE, are used as a main ingredient in many different types of personal skin care products as well as in a variety of make-up and nail care products. Regulating bodies such as the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel have approved the use of glycol distearate along with its counterparts in…

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