A lipidic vehicle used as consistency agent in topical formulations. Enhances stability by preventing phase separation and oil droplet coalescence.
Propylene glycol monopalmitostearate
PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOPALMITOSTEARATE
Consists of propylene glycol esters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids, the monoester fraction being predominant
33 – 40
Consistency agent for oily phase in topical formulations.
Safety of use is inferred by precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.