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Cetearyl Nonanoate

Also-called-like-this: SymMollient S
What-it-does: emollient

Details

A waxy solid material (the ester of nonanoic acid and cetearyl alcohol) that makes your skin nice and smooth, aka an emollient. It is also claimed to give extra hydration to the skin and give formulas velvety and silky feeling. It is solid at room temperature but melts on contact with the skin.