Glyceryl stearate (also known as GMS) and PEG-100 stearate is a self-emulsifying, acid stable emulsifier blend which forms highly stable emulsions with excellent appearance and feel.
It is used in many industries including cosmetics, technical emulsions, soap making, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Common uses include:
Skincare – Production of oil in water, or water in oil emulsions for creams, lotions and milks
Haircare – Production of hair conditioners and also styling creams and clays
Soapmaking – Helps stabilise both cold and hot-process soaps and disperse vegetable oils
Textiles – As a lubricant to the increase smoothness of fabric
Yarn – As an emulsifier in industrial yarn oil to promote emulsification
Plastics – As a humectant to increase smoothness, maintain moisture, antifog and antistatic
Pharmaceuticals – As an emulsifier and dispersant in ointments, creams, salves and balms
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