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.
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.
Use: 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: USA
Raw material source: Vegetable fats and oils
Manufacture: Stearic acid is produced from fats and oils by the saponification of the triglycerides using hot water. The resulting mixture is then distilled.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: Not tested for GMOs
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components