Glycerol monostearate, commonly known as GMS. it is an organic molecule used as an emulsifier. GMS is a white, odorless, and sweet-tasting flaky powder.
INCI NAME: GMS, Glycerin Monostearate
Appearance: white waxy powder
Solubility: Insoluble in water & soluble in alcohol
Molecular Weight: 358.56
Glycerol monostearate is used as emulsifier, flavor enhancer. GSM is also used in cosmetics and personal care products such as in lotions, creams, powders, skin cleansing products, makeup bases and foundations, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair conditioners. It acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface.
Glycerol monostearate is widely used as thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent in food and beverage industries. As a emulsifying agent, Glycerol monostearate can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and various other industries