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- Categories: Thickeners
A mixture of esters of glycerin, along with behenic and eicosadioic acids, its works as a thickener and stabilizing agent in makeup and skincare products. The independent cosmetic ingredient review has found it is safe as used in cosmetics.
References for this information:
https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/monoglyceryl%20monoesters.pdf Acta Pharmaceutica, March 2015, pages 1-13 Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, February 2011, pages 139-148
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