Cetearyl Alcohol is a great multi-purpose emollient boosting and thickening fatty alcohol. It is a mixture of cetyl and stearyl fatty alcohols derived from vegetable sources.
It is very effective for adjusting the balance of formula viscosity and thickness in addition to being a gentle emollient that helps to moisturize the skin and hair in both oil-in water and water-in oil emulsions.
It works in a wide variety of skin, hair and body care products, such as creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners, etc., providing excellent texture and non-gelling viscosity for luxuriously smooth and indulgent products. When used to thicken shampoos, it may decrease the foaming ability, but helps create a richer, creamier lather.
Category: Gums & thickeners, additives
Ingredient Function: Emollience booster, thickener, skin conditioning
Used in: Lotions, creams, shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, exfoliants, hair styling products, color cosmetics
Solubility: Slightly soluble in alcohol and oil
Appearance: White waxy flakes or pastilles
Odor: Mild soapy odor
Derived From: Palm kernel and/or coconut
Part(s) Used: Kernel/nut
Preserved With: No preservative
Country of Origin: Raw material sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, produced in USA
- Method of Extraction:
- A multi-tasking additive that helps thicken products in addition to adding moisture for the skin and hair.
- Cetearyl Alcohol helps improve the texture and emolliency of cosmetic products, and leaves a soft, smooth feeling on the skin when added to cosmetic products.
- Can be added to surfactant systems to produce a richer, creamier lather.
Cetearyl Alcohol in DIY Skincare
Emulsifiers and Solubizers in DIY Skincare
This product is vegan.