Common Skincare Ingredients
- Stearic Acid: A fatty acid that occurs naturally in plants (typically coconut or palm oil), It’s a major component of cocoa and shea butter. Stearic acid is an emulsifier, emollient, and lubricant that can soften skin and help to keep products from separating. Research shows that the ingredient may help burns heal.
- Cetyl Alcohol: A fatty alcohol that functions as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and surfactant in skincare products. There is often a misconception that because it has alcohol in its name that cetyl alcohol is drying to the skin. The reality is actually the opposite. Cetyl alcohol helps to protect the skin from allergens, bacteria and moisture loss and improves the texture of products.