Glycol Stearate/ Ethylene glycol monostearate or abbreviated as EGMS, is an ester of stearic acid and ethylene glycol that is used as a low HLB emulsifier.
INCI Name: Ethylene Glycol Monostearate
Appearance - White to slightly off white Waxy Flake
It is insoluble in water but soluble in ether.
Stable under ordinary conditions
Melting point 57-63° C
pH (3% dispersion) @ 25° C: 4.0-6.0
It is used for its opacifying/pearlizing qualities include shampoos, body washes, and cleansers.
It ingredient used for its emulsion stabilizing qualities in body moisturizing lotions and hair conditioners.
It has a nice skin after feel so it also functions as a skin conditioning agent in skin lotion/moisturizer type products.