glyceryl monostearate, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol

Hi Friends!
Anyone has experience on glyceryl monostearate, stearic acid, and cetyl alcohol when they are used together? 

Thank you so much in advance

Comments

  • Hi @Dtdang . I used it in lotions. No problems encountered so far. 
  • @zacchaeus thank you so much.
    Is the lotion increasing the thickness when the these three ingredients increase? 
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    @Dtdang, yes the formulation will thicken increasing all three, but stearic acid is only useful when used with an alkali and/or the glyceryl monostearate (GMS) should be the GMS-SE (self-emulsifying) grade, which incorporates an alkali already. You may thicken more efficiently increasing only cetyl alcohol, BTW.
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