INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Emollient
AT A GLANCE
A waxy, solid fatty acid that locks in moisture and enhances cream textures.
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.