Cetearyl Alcohol


A great multi-purpose emollience boosting and thickening alcohol.

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Product Name Qty
Cetearyl Alcohol - Sample
Cetearyl Alcohol - 1 lb
Cetearyl Alcohol - 3.5 lbs
Cetearyl Alcohol - 7 lbs
Cetearyl Alcohol - 35 lbs
A great multi-purpose emollience boosting and thickening fatty alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol 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 as well as  being a great gentle emollient that helps to increase moisturization properties in either oil-in water or water-in oil emulsions. It works in a wide variety of skin, hair and body care products, such as creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners, providing excellent texture and non-gelling viscosity, helping to create luxuriously smooth and indulgent products. When used to thicken shampoos, it might decrease the foaming abilities, but helps to create richer, creamier lathers.

Appearance: White to off white flakes.

Parts Used: Palm oil.

Shelf Life: 1 year.

Country of Origin: Indonesia

Melting or Freezing Point: 54C/129F

Composition: 70:30 (C-18:C-16) Stearic Acid : Cetyl Alcohol
Excellent for use as an emollient booster and viscosity builder in a wide array of hair, bath and body care products, such as creams, lotions, conditioners, and other cosmetic products requiring non-gelling thickening, viscosity and consistency enhancing, foam boosting or moisture building.  Effective for use in anhydrous (water-free) formulations, like body scrubs/polishes or other oil blends.

General use recommendation: 0.5% - 10%.  Melt before use (54°C/129°F), or add to hot water phase. 

Ingredient Function: Emollient/emulsion stabilizer/conditioning agent/opacifying agent/surfactant/viscosity enhancer/foam booster.

Solubility: Not water soluble. Partially soluble in alcohol.

How to Store: Store in a cool, dry area. Keep container closed.

Warnings: Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product. Avoid contact with eyes.
INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol

Composition: 70:30 (C-18:C-16) Stearic Acid : Cetyl Alcohol
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