Also referred to as Stearin, this palm derived product is wonderful in creams and lotions as an emollient and thickener.
When used in candles, Stearic Acid creates a harder wax with a slower burn and greater opacity, lengthening the life of your creations. In soap, Stearic Acid will similarly make the formula harder.
This product is generally used at between 1% and 3%.
INCI: Stearic Acid
CAS Number: 57-11-4
EC Number: 200-313-4