Glyceryl Laurate

Glyceryl Laurate

Learn all about glyceryl laurate, including how it's made, and why Puracy uses glyceryl laurate in our products.
  • Pronunciation: ˈglis-rəl\ ˈlȯr-ˌāt
  • Type: Naturally-derived

What Is Glyceryl laurate?

Glyceryl laurate is a white or cream-colored powder with a faint odor.[1]

What Does Glyceryl laurate Do in Our products?

Glyceryl laurate is a plant-based viscosity stabilizer. It is also a skin-conditioning agent.[2,3] We use it to hold our solid stick deodorant formula together. It is present in many personal care products, including deodorant, shampoo, moisturizer, cleansers, exfoliants and other items.

Why Puracy Uses Glyceryl laurate

We use glyceryl laurate as a viscosity stabilizer. The Cosmetics Ingredient Review has deemed the ingredient safe for use in cosmetics.[2] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care quality standards.[5]

How Glyceryl laurate Is Made

Glyceryl laurate is glyceryl monoester. It is made via the direct esterification of glycerol with a fatty acid that often comes from plant oils.[2,3,4]



[1] BASF
[2] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[3] Environmental Working Group
[5] Whole Foods Market

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