Naturechem® GMHS (Glyceryl Monohydroxystearate)
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Naturechem® GMHS (Glyceryl Monohydroxystearate)

Key Applications

Skin Care

Product Description

Naturechem® GMHS is a vegetable-based, solid emollient and an attractive alternative to Glyceryl Stearate (GMS). It is incorporated into the oil phase of oil-in-water emulsions where it functions as a secondary emulsifier and thickener. Due to its occlusivity, it reduces transepidermal water loss and in addition, hydrates the skin through humectancy via hydrogen bonding between water and the material's hydroxyl groups.