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Glycerol monostearate

Octadecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol

Glycerol monostearate
Glyceryl monostearate is a waxy material and imparts emollience to the formulation.
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Glycerol monostearate
Glycerol monostearate
Primary function
Typical use level
As an emollient for lotions, usage levels can vary from 1 - 5% w/w
Physical data

  • Appearance: white to cream-colored, wax-like
  • solid in the form of beads, flakes, or powder
  • HLB value: 3.8
  • Melting point 55 - 60°C

Benefits / Claims
It acts as an effective stabiliser by solubilizing polar and nonpolar compounds that may form water-in-oil or oil-in-water emulsions. Imparts viscosity and enhances sensoriality.
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