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Cetearyl Alcohol

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Size | 1 oz

Product Details
  • Variant: 1 oz
  • SKU: 131-110P
  • In Stock: 10

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.

Ingredient Highlights

  • 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

Production Information

  • 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:
  • Processing:

Pro Tips

  • 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.

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This product is vegan.