Categories: Thickeners, Emulsifiers, Emollients, Skin-Replenishing
Fatty acid used as an emollient and emulsifier. It has been shown to protect the skin’s surface against water loss and help shore-up the skin’s protective barrier. Stearic acid may be synthetic or animal-derived.
References for this information:
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2013, pages 337-345
International Journal of Toxicology, Volume 24, 2005, Supplement 3, pages 65-74 International Journal of Pharmaceutics, February 2000, pages 189-195