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(Alfa) Stearic acid

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Alfa Chemistry
Stearic acid by Alfa Chemistry is a lightening/whitening agent. It is a saturated long-chain fatty acid with 18-carbon backbone. It is found in various animal and plant fats, and is a major component of cocoa butter and shea butter. This ingredient effectively stabilizes, thickens and softens. It helps to create a cooling sensation when the moisturizer or ointment is applied on the skin. Stearic acid is used to manufacture products like emulsifiers, lubricants, ointments, lotions and emollients.
  • Lightening / Whitening Agents
  • bio-based
  • fresh feeling/cooling effect
  • whitening
  • softness
INCI Names
Chemical Composition
Octadecanoic acid

Compatiblity with other products

Find products that are predicted to be compatible with (Alfa) Stearic acid.

This list of compatible products is generated out of estimated HSP values. A practical determination of these HSP values would provide higher certainty.
Learn more about Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP) and their use in predictive formulation.

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