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INCI Name: Glycol Stearate
Product Code: H020
CAS #: 111-60-4
EINECS: 203-886-9
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® EGMS 70 is an ester made from the reaction of triple pressed-grade stearic acid and ethylene glycol. It is a mixture of approximately 2/3 monoester and 1/3 diester. Its effectiveness as an opacifier and pearlizer is due to its near insolubility in aqueous systems.

Utilized at a level of 1% to 2% in cream and lotion (O/W emulsion) products, HallStar® EGMS 70 will contribute body, opacity and a soft velvety feel. Higher levels (up to 10%) can impart additional body, bringing the product towards a stiff paste consistency

All components of HallStar® EGMS 70 are listed in the following countries. Registration numbers for the active ingredients are included in parentheses: United States (TSCA listed), Europe (EINECS 203-886-9), Canada (DSL listed), Australia (AICS listed), Korea (ECL 2-1030) and Japan (ENCS 2-767).

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Co-emulsifying Agent
  • Emollient
  • Pearlizing Agent
  • Thickener (nonaqueous)
Appearance (25°C) White flake
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 184
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 1
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 0.3
Melting Point (°C) 54
HLB 2.9
Type Nonionic
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Alcohol [Ethanol] (hot)
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (hot)
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe at up to 10% in present practices of use.
  • Ingestion: Large amounts may cause gastrointestinal disturbances including irritation, nausea and diarrhea.
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): J. Amer. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 1(2): 1-11 (1982).
  • LD50: > 10 g/kg
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: Minimal. May cause slight irritation.
  • Skin Irritation: Prolonged or excessive skin contact may cause mild irritation.
  • Drum - 200lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Bath Additives
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Colorants
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Liquid Handsoaps
  • Nail Care
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving Products
  • Shower Gels/Body Washes
  • Styling Aids

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