About Ethylene Glycol Monostearate
Ethylene glycol monostearate (EGMS) is an organic compound that is derived from vegetables. It is pale yellow in color, waxy and flaky in appearance. It is also known as glycol monostearate or glycol stearate. Ethylene glycol monostearate is the ester of ethylene glycol and stearic acid. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform, has got low iodine value, low acid, and has a high melting point. Due to these properties, Ethylene glycol monostearate is relatively stable, hence used extensively in many skin care, hair care, and personal care properties.
Ethylene glycol monostearate (EGMS) is used extensively in cosmetic products because of its beneficial properties. Ethylene glycol monostearate is used in cosmetic products not because it is beneficial for your skin or hair but because it enhances the texture and appearance of the formulation in personal care, skincare, and hair care products.
The main objective of using Ethylene glycol monostearate (EGMS) in cosmetic products is to impart a pearlized look to the product formula; hence you can find its name popping up in many facial cleansers, hand washes, shower gels, shampoos, and toothpaste. It can also change a transparent product to white colored product, but it entirely depends on the amount of Ethylene glycol monostearate used. It adds thickness to the product formula and improves the texture of the product as well.
Ethylene glycol monostearate (EGMS) is generally used in surfactant-based systems which help to stabilize the formula. Ethylene glycol monostearate is used as an opacifier and as an emulsifying agent in many skincare and hair care products. Due to its emollient property, Ethylene glycol monostearate is used in many skincare products such as creams, lotions, and moisturizers which help to make your skin soft and smooth.
- Date First Available : 8 December 2020
- Manufacturer : SHRI VILAKSH ENTERPRISES KANPUR 208017 U.P Help Line: +919260992100 www.loyalgel.com
- ASIN : B09K7GKMGG
- Item part number : LEGMSF500
- Country of Origin : India