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    Essentially Natural

    Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate

    Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate is a unique emulsifier blend that creates ultra light moisturising lotions. It does not thicken emulsions or add viscosity like other emulsifiers, and is stable even in very thin emulsions.

    We love this emulsifier because it can be used to make everything from sprayable milks to very thick creams and has a wonderful silky, lightweight feel on skin. It is also exceptionally easy to use and melts easily into the oil phase.

    Sizes: 250g 500g, 1kg, 5kg

      • Because it does not thicken emulsions, Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate allows for control of viscosity and oil phase size independently of one another.
      • An oil in water (O/W) emulsifier
      • Non ionic

      Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate

      White flake form

      Usage: 1–25% in the oil phase. Typical recommendation is 5% for a fluid lotion, 10% for lotion, 15% for a thick lotion, 20% for a fluid cream, and 25% for a thick cream.


      Our take on PEGs: PEG stearates are produced from stearic acid. The way we see it, the benefits of certain PEGs outweigh any perceived concerns. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel has concluded that PEG-2, -6, -8, -12, -20, -32, -40, -50, -100 and -150 Stearates are safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products. They are not bio-accumulative and do not penetrate the skin deeply.

      Benefits include a way more accessible, easy to use and cheaper price point product compared to other alternatives (which also aren't always available to us in South Africa). PEGs themselves are also considered non toxic as they don't penetrate the skin barrier.

      Full disclosure: the raw materials used to produce PEGs are petroleum derivatives. In the past, PEG production methods allowed for certain toxic impurities to sometimes contaminate the end product. However, reputable ingredient suppliers have long since eliminated these impurities.

      Product rating: Grey.

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        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R55.00
        Main Centres
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        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R80.00
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        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R100.00

        Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

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        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.


        Shipping time to a Pargo point takes approximately 3 to 5 working days. 

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes, pandemics or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews

    this was my first time using this emulsifier. I wan't sure about the outcome at all, but my cream turned out very well. I look forward to more experiments with it.

    Happy with the product

    Satisfied with the service.

    Glyceral Stearate and PEG

    Buying Glyceral Stearate and PEG for the first time, I was unsure of how my creams would turn out as I'm used to Glyceral Stearate only. I'm glad I tried it, my new face cream is creamier and Soo smooth than before.

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