Stearyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol is an organic compound that stabilizes oil-in-water mixtures, acts as a foam booster and is used to thicken the texture of cosmetics and personal care products 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), stearyl alcohol is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. 7-31-2008.