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What-it-does: emulsifying
Irritancy: 1
Comedogenicity: 2


A waxy solid material that helps oil and water to mix together, aka emulsifier. It is derived from the fatty alcohol called stearyl alcohol by ethoxylating it and thus making the molecule more water-soluble.

The end result is a mostly water-loving emulsifier, also called solubilizer that can help to dissolve small amounts of oil-loving ingredients into water-based products. Or it can be combined with more oil-loving emulsifiers (such as its sister, Steareth-2) to create stable emulsions. 

Products with Steareth-20

Ahava Apple Of Sodom Advanced Deep Wrinkle Cream Christina Cosmeceuticals Wish Night Cream OLEHENRIKSEN Sheer Transformation® Perfecting Moisturizer Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer Zo skin health Wrinkle + Texture Repair Jason Lightening Vitamin K Créme Plus Redken Extreme Length Sealer Split End Treatment Zo skin health Brightenex™ 0.5% Retinol Zo skin health Ossential® Daily Power Defense Cyberderm Every Morning Sun Whip Spf 25 Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Cream Aveeno Dermexa Moisturising Cream Vitacreme B12 Regenerative Cream OLEHENRIKSEN Rub N’ Buff™ Transforming Salt Scrub Orion Pharma Aqualan Plus The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream Kerastase L’Incroyable Blow Dry Lotion Dr.G Actifirm Real Lifting Emulsion Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm Aveeno Intense Relief Moisture Repair Cream Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream ISDIN K-Ox Eyes ISDIN K-Ox EYES Complete Under Eye Treatment. Serious Skincare Pure-Pep Peptide Eye Treatment Avant Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream Canmake Lash Care Essence Pixi 24K Eye Elixir Life Brand Nourishing Facial Sheet Cream Mask Mary Kay Time Wise Microdermabrasion Verso Super Eye Serum elf Matte Oil Control Mask Dr Sebagh Supreme Eye Serum Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Lancôme Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm Healgel Intensive Kiehl’s Eye Fuel Uncover Moisturizer Alpha-H Multivitamin Super Cream I Coloniali Hydra Brightening Essence Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub MDSolarSciences Daily Eye Repair Emulsion PCA Skin Nu-Derm Exfoderm Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firm X Eye ELENSILIA Cpp Collagen 80% Intensive Eye Cream RoC Pro-Preserve Anti-Oxidant Protecting Fluid SkinBetter Interfuse® Treatment Cream Zelens Triple Action Advanced Eye Cream IOPE Urban Aging™ Corrector Resultime 5 Expertise Eye Cream Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum