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Cetearyl Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol


Description: Cetyl Alcohol is a saturated linear chain cetyl alcohol that can enhance the stability and texture of creams and lotions. In doing so, they present a smooth, dense appearance to these formulations and improve their feel on the skin. It is a mild, non-toxic and non-irritating waxy material with a typical sweet odor. It is light resistant and stable in the presence of acids or alkali, as well as stable to oxidation. All-purpose thickening agent. NF grade, 95% active components. White flakes or pastilles, mild characteristic odor. Not soluble in water. Partially soluble in alcohol.

Why People Use This Product: To thicken and texture lotions and creams.

  • Non-gelling thickener, viscosity and consistency enhancer
  • Works also in water-free products like lipsticks
  • Acts as co-emulsifier at concentrations under 2%
  • Has emollient, moisturizing, and foam boosting properties

Use: Lotions, creams, hair shampoos, conditioners, body washes, makeup products.

Application: Melt before use (54°C/129°F) or add to hot water phase. Usual concentration 0.5-10%. For external use only.

Ingredients: Cetyl Alcohol

Interesting Facts: Flake form makes it easy to pour and melt down. Sweet aroma.