zinc stearate

Slip Agents , Thickeners/Emulsifiers , Coloring Agents/Pigments
The zinc salt of stearic acid. It has multiple functions in cosmetics, including serving as the basis for soap. Also functions as a coloring agent, slip agent, and thickening agent. See stearic acid

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