GLICEPOL® – Glyceryl esters –
The GLICEPOL® line consist of glyceryl esters obtained from the reaction of glycerin with fatty oils or acids, contain no preservatives and are dioxane and sulfate-free, they are low irritating to skin and present low human and environmental toxicity.
Glicepol® GMS 164
INCI: Glyceryl stearate
Is a product obtained with the esterification reaction between stearic and palmitic fatty acids with glycerin. It is a mixture of mono and diglycerides constituting a nonionic hydrophilic emulsifier.
Personal care applications
As a stabilizer of emulsions W/O and as co-emulsifier in O/W emulsions. It acts as a consistency agent in formulation of creams and lotions.
For the hydrophobic nature is recommended for W/O emulsions. Acts as a stabilizer and emulsifier, can be mixed with ALKEST® TW to achieve some specific functions. It is commonly used in margarine processes, it helps to prevent separation of water in ice cream, for this reason a cream with better consistency and softer texture is obtained; in bread making, more fluffy and softer crumb pieces are achieved; in chewing gum and puddings, acts as a softener improves chewing and prevents teeth adhesion; in daily industry it is used pure or in combination with other surfactants.