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Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol

Irritancy: 1
Comedogenicity: 2

Official CosIng Information


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

Savlon Antiseptic Cream (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Night Cream White Tea & Avocado A'KIN Calming Body Cream A'KIN Oil Control Intensive Sebum Controller A'KIN Replenishing Body Cream ABeauty Subasio Detox Mask ABeauty Subasio Mineralizing Detox Peeling ARGENTUM La Potion Infinie Anti-Age Cream ARGENTUM Le Savon Lune Acure Brightening Day Cream Acure Daily Workout Watermelon & Blood Orange Conditioner Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Advanced Clinicals Callus, Rough Spot Cream Aesop Classic Conditioner Aesop Colour Protection Conditioner Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream African extracts Rooibos Nourishing Night Cream All about curls Bouncy Cream Ameliorate Smoothing Conditioner Amor Luminis Lola Conditioner Bar Apivita Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Cream (Light Texture) Apoteket Familjens Balsam As I Am Cleansing Pudding As I Am Leave-In Conditioner Aslavital Crema Antirid Antipoluare Australis The Original Primer Aved Cherry Almond Softening Leave-In Conditioner Aveda Be Curly Co-Wash Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair Aveda Dry Remedy Conditioner Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Masque Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion Avene Retrinal Eyes Aya Natural Skin Calming Cream Aya Natural Skin Reviving Cream BIOSILK Silk Therapy 17 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner BONAJOUR AC Clear Remover 2 BYNOOR Pure Moisture Treatment Masque Bagóvit A A Efecto Seda Emulsión Corporal Hipoalergénica Balea Dream Curl Conditioner Balea Intensive Care Foot Mask Balea Professional Spülung Wonderful Repair Balea Scalp Balance Conditioner Balea Schönheitsgeheimnisse Spülung Aloe Vera Beautifully Scrumptious Body Butter Aloe Vera Beauty Formulas New Skin Glycolic Facial Cleanser Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Facial Moisture Cream