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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

Accufix Cosmetics Butter But Better Cleansing Balm Avalon Pharma Excessive Dryness Cream Baby and kids Xeroderm SPF 40 Bar None Hydrating Conditioner Bar Biopoint Hair Mask With Marrow Corpo dourado Argila Verde Creme DevaCurl Styling Cream Touchable Curl Definer Environ Youth Essentia Hydra-intense Cleansing Lotion Equate Beauty Acne Facial Cleansing Wash 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Farmec Romania Gerovital H3 Retinol Wrinkles Prevention Cream Garnier Color Naturals Burgundy Kamaleão Color Condicionador Mais Cor Kamaleão Color Creme De Pentear Mais Cor Karo Pharma Lipobase Kitsch Biotin Purple Toning Solid Conditioner Bar Kitsch Strengthening Hair Conditioner Bar Kitsch Ultra Sensitive Conditioner Bar Kvitok Tuhý Kondicionér – Regeneračný Pre Suché A Namáhané Vlasy L'Erbolario Soapless Bar For Sensitive Skin LDA Gligel Crema Suavizante LDA Loxidil Crema Suavizante Lipstik Emulsão De Limpeza Facial - Lush Big Solid Conditioner Lush The Golden Cap Conditioner Magwai Conditioner Blend Med One Parafina Ointment For Dry Skin Mind The Trash Solid Conditioner Unscented Savlon Antiseptic Cream Seventyone Percent The Blue Lagoon Seventyone Percent The Green Room Seventyone Percent The Original Seventyone Percent The Pacha Mama Seventyone Percent The Sunset The True Therapy Hyaluronic Acid + B5 Skin Cleanser Èze Cosmetics Bonjour Daily Anti-Stress, Antioxidant Moisturizer &honey Deep Moist Treatment &honey Melty Moist 2.0 Treatment (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Night Cream White Tea & Avocado 1STLY Skincare Wow Body Lotion 24K Donna Bella Extraordinary Effective Eye Cream 24K Donna Bella Extraordinary Effective Eye Cream 24K Donna Bella Extraordinary Effective Eye Serum 4u By Tia Leave-in Curl Cream With Flaxseed And Hemi15 4u by Tia Lightweight Detangling Conditioner With Sea Moss And Hemi15 4u by Tia Moisturizing Conditioner With Hibiscus And Hemi15 7th Heaven Manuka Honey Hair Mask A'KIN Calming Body Cream A'KIN Leave-In-Conditioner A'KIN Miracle Shine Conditioning Hair Mask A'KIN Moisture Rich Lavender & Anthyllis Leave-in Conditioner