Cetearyl Alcohol

[si-tə-rial, al-kə-hol]

Categories: Emulsifiers, Plant Extracts

Cetearyl Alcohol Benefits:
Product Stabilizer

Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that can either be naturally derived from plants or synthetically derived as a byproduct of petroleum jelly. Cetearyl alcohol functions as an emulsifier that can help stabilize formulas with varying ingredient solubility. Due to its emulsifying properties, cetearyl alcohol is prevalently used in a wide variety of skincare products such as lotions, creams, serums, sunscreens, and conditioners to allow for more effective skin benefitting results. 1

  1. Strathclyde, G. Multiple-phase oil-in-water emulsions. J. Soc. Cosmet. Chem 41, 1-22 (1990)
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