Stearyl Citrate is an ester of stearyl alcohol and citric acid.



Could be used as Skin-Conditioning Agent – Emollient; with excellent SKIN CONDITIONING properties


Stearyl Alcohol is a naturaly fatty alcohol derived from stearic acid, coconut oil or vegetable fatty acids, and is used to soothe and soften as a conditioning agent and as an emulsifier. It is often found as a hair coating ingredient in shampoos and conditioners, and an emollient in creams and lotions for the skin ( and Wikipedia). It can also be used to thicken formulas, adding body and viscosity.

Stearyl citrate is used as an oil-soluble chelating agent. Stearyl group is lipophilic and carboxyl groups are active in chelating. This function is useful for various oil stability for long shelf-life. It is used as a surface lubricant in the manufacture of paper contacting fatty acids and water. It is used as a plasticizer for food contact plastics. It is used in polymeric coatings.


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