If you've seen this ingredient in some of our products, and you're wondering what it is, we'd love to give you a quick explanation.
It functions as an emulsifier. We need emulsifiers to mix water with oil, or sometimes it can hold various oils together.
Glyceryl Oleate Citrate is an organic compound formed by citric acid and glycerol (lipids extracted from, in our specific raw ingredient, sunflowers). It is something we stumbled upon when trying to search for a PEG-Free and Palm-Free emulsifier for our Facial Melting Cleanser*.
As a bonus, the specific ingredient we use is derived from sunflowers (some can be sourced from olive, coconut, palm, peanut, or even animal fat - so be careful!). Due to sunflower lipids being high in linoleic, oleic, and Vitamin E, it therefore has an added benefit of leaving the skin feeling extra soft.
So there you have it. Glyceryl Oleate Citrate is just a natural emulsifier to keep your products from separating.
Hope you found this informative and that your journey to living a simple, healthy, and happy life is going well!
*Note that our formula has been updated for our Facial Oil Cleanser and we no longer use Glyceryl Oleate Citrate.