Glyceryl monostearate SE (GMS-SE) is is the monoester of glycerin and stearic acid and is of vegetable orign. It is able to self emulsify as it contains a small amount (3-6%) of potassium stearate. As it has a relatively low HLB value (5.8) it is useful for making water-in-oil emulsions. However, it can also be used as a co-emulsifier and thickener for oil-in-water formulations.
Usage: Add to oil/emulsifier phase of formulas Melt Temp:55°C Use level: 1-10% HLB 5.8