Origin: Stearic acid is produced from fats and oils by the saponification of triglycerides using hot water. The resulting mixture is then distilled.
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Overview: Stearic acid is an emulsifying thickener with a softening effect derived from vegetable fats and oils. It acts as a good emulsion stabilizing agent. It also provides a soft, pearly, and cooling effect on the skin.
- Personal care products
- Foundation creams
- Protective creams
- Shaving creams
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 10%