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INCI Name: Glyceryl Distearate
Product Code: H036
CAS #: 1323-83-7
EINECS: 215-359-0
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® GDS is the biodegradable esterification product of vegetable-derived triple-pressed grade stearic acid and glycerin. It finds use as a bodying agent in oil-in-water emulsions and as a pearlizing agent in personal cleansing products. The typically employed use level is 1 – 4%.

All components of HallStar® GDS are listed in the following countries. The registration numbers for the primary component are in parentheses: Japan (ENCS 2-669), Canada (DSL 1323-83-7) and Australia (AICS 1323-83-7).

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Pearlizing Agent
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
  • Thickener (nonaqueous)
Appearance (25°C) White flake
Odor Typical
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 182
Monoester, % 15
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 4
Glycerin, % 0.5
Melting Point (°C) 55 (open)
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (dispersible)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe as used at up to 7%.
  • Bag - 50lbs
  • Drum - 250lbs

Regional Approvals:

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


  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Liquid Handsoaps
  • Shower Gels/Body Washes

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The information presented herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, but no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, is made regarding the information or the performance of any product. Further, nothing contained herein shall be taken as any inducement or recommendation to use, manufacture or sell that may infringe any patents or any other proprietary rights now or hereafter in existence, nor to imply compliance with any regulatory requirements

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