Glycerol Mono Stearate SE (GMS)
(Oil-Soluble, Self-Emulsifying Water-in-Oil Emulsifier)
Glyceryl Stearate SE is made from vegetable glycerin and stearic acid, with a small amount of sodium stearate or potassium stearate present as the emulsifying element.
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Flat white flakes
Add to oil/emulsifier phase of formulas, melts at 55°C/130°F. Use level: 1-10%. For external use only.
|Applications||Moisturizing creams, lotions, ointments, antiperspirant, hair care and sunscreen|
|How to Work with It||Include Glyceryl Stearate SE in the heated oil phase of your formulations|
|Approximate Melting Point||55°C (130°F)|
|Solubility||Water-insoluble, dispersible in water & oil|
|Why do we use it in formulations?||
Glyceryl Stearate SE is an emulsifier and is used to bring together oil and water
|Strengths||Glyceryl Stearate SE has the potential to be palm free, depending on the sources for the glycerin and stearic acid (both can come from palm oil but don’t have to).|
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks||
Glyceryl Stearate SE is not the same thing as Glyceryl Stearate and they should not be used for one another