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Cetearyl Alcohol

Rating: good good
INCI name
Alternative names
Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Cetostearylalkohol, Cetylstearylalkohol, Ketostearylalkohol, Cetearyl Alkohol
Alcohols, C16-18
INCI function
Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling, Plasticiser
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Promotes the formation of intimate mixtures of non-miscible liquids by altering the interfacial tension
  • Rating: average Helps the process of emulsification and improves emulsion stability and shelf-life
  • Rating: average Reduces transparency or translucency of cosmetics
  • Rating: average Increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetics
  • Rating: average Softens and makes supple another substance that otherwise could not be easily deformed, spread or worked out
  • Rating: good für zertifizierte Naturkosmetik zugelassen
  • Rating: good feuchtigkeitsspendend
  • Rating: good soll die Haut glätten

Studies, literature and statements on Cetearyl Alcohol

  • Kosmetik-Inhaltsstoffe A-Z, page 91

    Gives consistency, plant origin, used in cosmetic O/W crèmes

  • Kursbuch Kosmetik, page 138

    Protects moisture and is smoothing.

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