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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 L'Erbolario Soapless Bar For Sensitive Skin Lush Big Solid Conditioner Lush The Golden Cap Conditioner Savlon Antiseptic Cream (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Night Cream White Tea & Avocado A'KIN Calming Body Cream A'KIN Leave-In-Conditioner A'KIN Natural Fragrance Free Mild & Gentle Hypoallergenic Conditioner A'KIN Oil Control Intensive Sebum Controller A'KIN Replenishing Body Cream ABA Macadamia Hair Conditioner ABeauty Subasio Detox Mask ABeauty Subasio Mineralizing Detox Peeling ARGENTUM La Potion Infinie Anti-Age Cream ARGENTUM Le Savon Lune AXE Conditioning Cream Acure Brightening Day Cream Acure Daily Workout Watermelon & Blood Orange Conditioner Acure Juice Cleanse Supergreens & Adaptogens Conditioner Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating 12 Hour Facial Moisturizer Acure Ultra Hydrating Conditioner, Argan Oil & Pumpkin Advanced Clinicals Callus, Rough Spot Cream Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic Acid Cream Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Cream Aerwyna Friend of the Sea Conditioner Bar Aesop Classic Conditioner Aesop Colour Protection Conditioner Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream African Extracts Rooibos Nourishing Night Cream Alfaparf The Salone Milano Memorable Mask All about curls Bouncy Cream Alterna My Hair My Canvas Me Time Everyday Conditioner AlumierMD Retinol Eye Gel Ameliorate Smoothing Conditioner Amika The Kure Intense Repair Mask Amor Luminis Lola Conditioner Bar Andrélon Keratine Repair Conditioner Andrélon Kokos Boost Conditioner Andrélon Kokos Care Conditioner Anua Heartleaf 70 Intense Calming Cream Apivita Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Cream (Light Texture) Apoteket Familjens Balsam Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask As I Am Cleansing Pudding As I Am Leave-In Conditioner Aslavital Crema Antirid Antipoluare Australis The Original Primer