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Cithrol™ GMS 40

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Cithrol GMS 40 is 100% naturally derived, COSMOS and Ecocert approved. This non-ionic, low HLB surfactant is an efficient co-emulsifier for both water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions. It also functions as an emulsion stabiliser and a rheology / viscosity modifier. With calming and hydrating effects Cithrol GMS 40 can be used in a wide variety of Personal Care formulations.

Croda considers the RSPO’s Mass Balance system to be an important progressive step in supporting the palm oil physical supply chain and creating momentum towards segregated sustainable Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil material. To that end, sampling will be of the sustainable palm variant, SP Cithrol GMS 40 MBAL.

INCI name

Glyceryl Stearate

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Pastille


  • Glyceryl esters & derivatives


  • Emulsion stabilisers
  • Rheology / viscosity modifiers
  • Emulsifiers

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care
  • Colour cosmetics


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Hair colour
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Shampoos
  • Sun protection

Consumer benefit

  • Hydrating / moisturising / nourishing
  • Calming / soothing / redness

Certifications and standards

  • RSPO
  • Halal
  • COSMOS natural approved
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • EO/PO free
  • Preservative free
  • EDTA free
  • BHT / BHA free
  • Sustainable palm (RSPO MBAL)

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 100


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable
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