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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 Aesop Classic Conditioner Aesop Colour Protection Conditioner Australis The Original Primer Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser BIOSILK Silk Therapy 17 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Facial Moisture Cream Caudalie Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque Corine de farme Conditioner Curlsmith Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser DevaCurl One Condition™ Decadence Dollar Shave Club Dr. Carver'S Magnanimous Post Shave Cream Dsd De Luxe 4.3 Dixidox De Luxe Mask Treatment With Keratin Evolve Daily Renew Natural Face Cream Faith in Nature Rose & Neroli Nourish & Repair Conditioner Free and Clear Conditioner Freederm Antimicrobial Cleanser 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 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 L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner Martial Vivot Conditioner Matrix Biolage Fiberstrong Conditioner Matrix Total Results The Re-Bond Pre-Conditioner MooGoo Full Cream Moisturiser Nu Skin Ageloc Lumispa Cleanser Blemish Prone Skin Nu Skin Ageloc® Lumispa™ Cleanser Sensitive Skin Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner Omorovicza Revitalising Scalp Mask Organic Shop Golden Orchid Colour Conditioner Overtone Rose Gold Daily Conditoner Overtone Rose Gold Deep Treatment Patricia Wexler Intensive Night Reversal & Repair Cream Paula's Choice Resist Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% Bha Lotion Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Conditioner Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner RITUALS Body Cream Happy Buddha