Glyceryl stearate

Glyceryl stearate is an organic compound that has multiple uses in cosmetic products. It aids in mixing oil and water, it stabilizes mixtures and it acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance 1. Glyceryl stearate is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.