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Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol

Irritancy: 1
Comedogenicity: 2


An extremely common multitasker ingredient that gives your skin a nice soft feel (emollient) and gives body to creams and lotions. It also helps to stabilize oil-water mixes (emulsions), though it does not function as an emulsifier in itself. Its typical use level in most cream type formulas is 2-3%.  

It’s a so-called fatty alcohol, a mix of cetyl and stearyl alcohol, other two emollient fatty alcohols.  Though chemically speaking, it is alcohol (as in, it has an -OH group in its molecule), its properties are totally different from the properties of low molecular weight or drying alcohols such as denat. alcohol. Fatty alcohols have a long oil-soluble (and thus emollient) tail part that makes them absolutely non-drying and non-irritating and are totally ok for the skin.

Products with Cetearyl Alcohol

ARGENTUM La Potion Infinie Anti-Age Cream Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Aesop Classic Conditioner Aesop Colour Protection Conditioner Australis The Original Primer Aveda Be Curly Co-Wash Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser BIOSILK Silk Therapy 17 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Beautifully Scrumptious Body Butter Aloe Vera Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Facial Moisture Cream Bee Beauty Green Tea & Mango Skincare Mask Bioten MULTI-COLLAGEN Antiwrinkle Overnight treatment Cantabria labs Cellage Cream Prodermis Carbon Theory Vitamin E & Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer Caudalie Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream Childs Farm Childs Farm Sensitive Scalp Conditioner, Unfragranced Childs Farm Organic Fig Hair Conditioner City Beauty Invisicrepe Body Balm Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque Corine de farme Conditioner Curlsmith Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture DevaCurl One Condition™ Decadence DevaCurl Wave Maker™ Touchable Texture Whip Dollar Shave Club Dr. Carver'S Magnanimous Post Shave Cream Dsd De Luxe 4.3 Dixidox De Luxe Mask Treatment With Keratin Echosline Color Up Regenerating Color Mask Elemis Peptide4 Adaptive Day Cream Emulsion Hair Conditioner Base Erayba Gamma 10 Evolve Daily Renew Natural Face Cream Faith in Nature Rose & Neroli Nourish & Repair Conditioner Free and Clear Conditioner Freederm Antimicrobial Cleanser Frieda FRIZZ EASE Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner Garnier Fructis Argan Silky & Shiny Conditioner Garnier Fructis Argan Silky & Shiny Intensivmaske Greek Yogurt by Hask Honey And Fig Hydrating Deep Conditioner Hair Mask Isomers All-In-One Nutri-Gym Body Toning Moisturizer Isomers All-In-One The Cream Isomers Bio-Lift Gaba Eye Mask Isomers Deep Crease Correction Cream Isomers Spc Circadian Cream With Clock Technology Jasmyne Primer Hd High Definition Joelle Ciocco Creme Emulsionnante/Gentle Cleansing Cream Jurlique Rose Hand Cream Kerasys Propolis Shine Treatment Kevin Murphy Re-Store L'Oreal Paris 6 Oil Nourish Conditioner