Glyceryl stearate SE (self-emulsifying as it contains a small amount 1-3% of sodium stearate) is the monoester of glycerin and stearic acid. Plant-derived. HLB value of 5-8 (creates water-in-oil emulsions).
- Emulsifies water and oil phase
- Can also be used as a co-emulsifier
- Acts as stabilizer and thickener in o/w formulations
- Widely used in a variety of different cosmetic formulations
Add to oil/emulsifier phase of formulas, melts at 55°C/130°F. Use level: 1-10%. For external use only.
Moisturizing creams, lotions, ointments, antiperspirant, hair care and sunscreen.