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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 Biopoint Hair Mask With Marrow DevaCurl Styling Cream Touchable Curl Definer Environ Youth Essentia Hydra-intense Cleansing Lotion 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 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 Èze Cosmetics Bonjour Daily Anti-Stress, Antioxidant Moisturizer (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Night Cream White Tea & Avocado 24K Donna Bella Extraordinary Effective Eye Cream 24K Donna Bella Extraordinary Effective Eye Cream 24K Donna Bella Extraordinary Effective Eye Serum A'KIN Calming Body Cream A'KIN Leave-In-Conditioner A'KIN Miracle Shine Conditioning Hair Mask 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 ACO Dry Scalp Moisturising Conditioner ARGENTUM La Potion Infinie Anti-Age Cream ARGENTUM Le Savon Lune AXE Conditioning Cream Accurato Crema Exfoliante Accurato Crema Rostro De Noche Acure Brightening Day Cream Acure Conditioner Detox-Defy Colour Wellness Acure Curiously Clarifying Conditioner Acure Daily Workout Watermelon & Blood Orange Conditioner Acure Juice Cleanse Supergreens & Adaptogens Conditioner Acure Radically Rejuvenating Bakuchiol Overnight Treatment Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating 12 Hour Facial Moisturizer Acure Ultra Hydrating Conditioner Acure Ultra Hydrating Conditioner, Argan Oil & Pumpkin Acure Wave & Curl Colour Wellness Conditioner Advanced Clinicals Callus, Rough Spot Cream Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic Acid Cream