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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

A'KIN Calming Body Cream A'KIN Oil Control Intensive Sebum Controller A'KIN Replenishing Body Cream ARGENTUM La Potion Infinie Anti-Age Cream ARGENTUM Le Savon Lune Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Aesop Classic Conditioner Aesop Colour Protection Conditioner Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream Ameliorate Smoothing Conditioner Amor Luminis Lola Conditioner Bar Apivita Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Cream (Light Texture) 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 Dry Remedy Conditioner Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion BIOSILK Silk Therapy 17 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner BONAJOUR AC Clear Remover 2 BYNOOR Pure Moisture Treatment Masque Balea Schönheitsgeheimnisse Spülung Aloe Vera Beautifully Scrumptious Body Butter Aloe Vera Beauty Formulas New Skin Glycolic Facial Cleanser Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Facial Moisture Cream Beauty Pie Super Healthy Hair™ Daily Weightless Conditioner Beauty Pie Super Healthy Hair™ Intensive Repair Treatment Beauty Pie Super Healthy Hair™ Moisturizing Conditioner Bee Beauty Green Tea & Mango Skincare Mask Bioextratus Forca com Pimenta Conditioner Biopelle Tensage Stem Cell Cream Bioten MULTI-COLLAGEN Antiwrinkle Overnight treatment Brickell Men's Products Revitalizing Hair & Scalp Conditioner For Men Carbon Theory Vitamin E & Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer Caudalie Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream Cellex-C Seline-E Cream Ceramedx Extra Gentle Body Cleanser - Fragrance Free Childs Farm Childs Farm Sensitive Scalp Conditioner, Unfragranced Childs Farm Organic Fig Hair Conditioner City Beauty Invisicrepe Body Balm Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser With Shea Butter - Dry/Sensitive Skin Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm Corine de farme Conditioner Crawford Street Lavender And Chamomile Body Lotion Curlsmith Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash