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Is lauryl stearate vegan?

Lauryl stearate is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is lauryl stearate?

Lauryl stearate is a chemical compound commonly used as an emollient, surfactant, and thickener in various personal care and cosmetic products. It is a combination of lauryl alcohol and stearic acid, which are derived from natural sources such as coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Lauryl stearate is known for its ability to improve the texture and consistency of creams, lotions, and other beauty products, making them more spreadable and easier to apply. It also functions as a skin conditioning agent, helping to keep the skin soft, smooth, and hydrated. Despite its chemical name, lauryl stearate is generally considered safe for topical use and is widely used in the beauty industry.

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