INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Emollient

Stearic Acid

AT A GLANCE

Stearic Acid

A waxy, solid fatty acid that locks in moisture and enhances cream textures.

Type of Ingredient

Emollient

Why we use it

Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid found naturally throughout many living organisms, including humans. It helps lock in moisture and strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier while softening and moisturizing the skin’s surface. It also helps thicken creams, giving them a rich, velvety texture.

What it’s in

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