Irritancy: 3
Comedogenicity: 2


A common functional ingredient that helps to keep the oil-loving and water-loving ingredients together (emulsifier), stabilizes and thickens the products. 

Chemically speaking, it is ethoxylated Cetearyl alcohol, meaning that some ethylene oxide is added to the fatty alcohol to increase the water-soluble part in the molecule. The result is that the mainly oil soluble, emollient fatty alcohol is converted to an emulsifier molecule that keeps oil and water mixed in creams. The number in the name of Ceteareth emulsifiers refers to the average number of ethylene oxide molecules added and 20 seems to be a common choice.

Products with Ceteareth-20

Aesop Classic Conditioner CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Dollar Shave Club Dr. Carver'S Miracle Repair Serum Freederm Antimicrobial Cleanser Aesop Colour Protection Conditioner DR ROEBUCK’S Noosa Nourishing Creme Cleanser Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Gigi Bioplasma Azelaic Cream 15% For Oily Skin Imperial Leather Facial Cleansing Wipes Oil Balancing Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes Sukin Cream Cleanser Superdrug Simply Pure Calming Cleanser Veet Silk & Fresh In-Shower Hair Removal Cream Sensitive Skin Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion Avene D-Pigment Light Avene Retrinal 0.1 Intensive Cream Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion CeraVe Feuchtigkeitscreme (Moisturizing Cream Eu Version) Free and Clear Conditioner Neutral 0% Body Lotion Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream Wilko The Skin Therapy Tea Tree Facial Wash With Witch Hazel eve lom Morning Time Cleanser CeraVe Pm Facial Moisturizer (Old Version - 2017) ICM Pharma Aqurea Moisturizing Cream Perricone MD Dmae Firming Pads Perricone MD Neuropeptide Facial Cream Pixi Peel & Polish Primark - Alex Steinherr Maximum Moisture: Moisture-Locking Everyday Moisturiser Sukin Calming Night Moisturiser Sukin Facial Moisturiser Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream Sukin Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser CeraVe Facial Mosturizing Lotion Derma E Overnight Peel Dermadrate Dry Skin Treatment 10% Urea Cream Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion Kate Somerville Exfolikate Luna Bronze Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturiser Perricone MD Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser Rodan and fields Reverse Skin Lightening Treatment Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes Smartly Unscented Facial Lotion Summer Fridays Overtime Mask