Widely used as a thickener in stick products (e.g. deodorants) and co-emulsifier in cream and lotions.
It is also found in shower gels, body washes, color cosmetics and a host of other personal care products.
Vegetable-based aqueous thickener and gelling agent, emulsifying agent (o/w), and cleansing agent.
Consists primarily of the sodium salts of saturated C16 & C18 fatty acids. Free flowing powder. Particle size (thru 100 mesh) approx. 40%.
Soluble in hot water, alcohol and cosmetic esters.
Underarm deodorants: 4 – 8%
bar soaps: 5 – 20%
emulsion stabilization: 0.5 – 1.5%.
INCI: Sodium stearate
PH : 9– 11
Country of Origin: USA
Raw material source: Vegetable oils
Manufacture: Sodium stearate is produced by saponification of vegetable oils and fats. The resulting stearic acid is then further purified by reacting it with sodium hydroxide. Animal Testing: Not animal tested
Use: Add powder to the hot water phase (approx. 80oC / 176oF) and stir until homogeneous.
Typical use level 0.5-20% (deodorant sticks 4 - 8%, bar soaps 5 - 20%, co-emulsifiers <1%) .
For external use only.