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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Can esters replace stearic acid or fatty alcohols to thicken skin creams?

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    November 7, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t think they can replace them.  Esters are generally not slightly “surfactanty-ish” like Alcohols  (-OH) and Acids (-COOH)