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Steric Acid


Stearic acid used in cosmetics is usually pressed two or three times, resulting in different concentrations. Cosmetic-grade stearic acids are usually mixtures of fatty acids, depending on how they’re manufactured and where they come from (often they’re combined with palmitic acid). There are several grades of stearic acid available commercially.

    • Adhesives
    • Lubricants
    • Laundry products
    • Paper products
    • Personal care products
    • White
    • Solid
    • Often crystalline
    • Mild odor
    • Excellent compounding qualities
  • Compounding
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