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Is stearyl glycyrrhetinate vegan?

Stearyl glycyrrhetinate is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is stearyl glycyrrhetinate?

Stearyl glycyrrhetinate is a compound derived from licorice root extract and stearic acid. It is commonly used as an emulsifier and stabilizer in various skincare and cosmetic products due to its ability to enhance the texture and consistency of formulations. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a popular ingredient in topical treatments for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Stearyl glycyrrhetinate is also known to have antioxidant properties, which can help protect the skin from environmental stressors and premature aging. Its unique blend of properties makes it a versatile ingredient in the beauty industry.

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