Magnesium Stearate


  • Magnesium stearate is a fine, white powder that is made by combining magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide with stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid. It is a type of magnesium salt known for its excellent lubricating properties and is commonly used as an excipient in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries.


  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Magnesium stearate is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as a lubricant and flow agent in the manufacturing of tablets, capsules, and powders. It helps improve the flowability of powders, prevents sticking of ingredients to the equipment, and ensures uniform tablet compression.
  • Cosmetic Industry: In cosmetics and personal care products, magnesium stearate is utilised as a binder, emulsion stabilisers, and opacifying agent. It enhances the texture and stability of creams, lotions, and powders, ensuring a smooth and consistent application.
  • Food Industry: Magnesium stearate is recognized as a safe food additive and is commonly used as an anti-caking agent, preventing the clumping of powders and improving their flow. It is also employed as a stabiliser in certain food products.