Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Sucrose stearate, C30H56O2, is a mixture of sucrose (sugar) and a natural substance known as stearic acid. In nature, sucrose is found in most fruits and vegetables. Stearic acid is a fatty acid found in animal fats and in high concentrations in shea butter and cocoa butter. In cosmetics, sucrose stearate can act a skin emollient for use in moisturizers, hand and foot creams and body lotions. Sucrose stearate also acts an emulsifier to help mix oil and water-based products. Sucrose stearate is listed as "Generally Regarded as Safe" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.