Glycol stearate is a mixture of glycerin and stearic acid used as an emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier. May also be used to impart a pearlescent appearance to a formula.
References for this information:CosmeticsInfo.org, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
MakingCosmetics.com, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
Chemistry and Materials Research, 2015, page 59
See glyceryl ester
About the Experts
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:
The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!