A vegetable emulsifier. Glyceryl Stearate is made from glycerin and stearic acid, a fatty acid obtained from vegetable (or animal) fats and oils.
Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. It helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.