Cetearyl Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol

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Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol commonly used in cosmetic formulations as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickening agent. It is derived from natural sources such as coconut or palm oil and is composed of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohols. Cetearyl Alcohol imparts a smooth, velvety feel to skin and hair, enhances product consistency, and stabilizes emulsions. This versatile ingredient is widely utilized in various personal care products including creams, lotions, conditioners, and hair treatments.

INCI Name: Cetearyl Alchol

CAS No: 67762-27-0


  • INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Appearance: White to off-white flakes or granules
  • Melting Point: 49 - 56°C
  • Acid Value: ≤ 1 mg KOH/g
  • Saponification Value: 235 - 250 mg KOH/g
  • Hydroxyl Value: 178 - 195 mg KOH/g
  • Iodine Value: ≤ 1 g I/100g
  • Heavy Metals (as Pb): ≤ 10 ppm
  • Microbial Purity: Complies with cosmetic industry standards


  • Skin Care: Creams, lotions, moisturizers, body butters, facial cleansers
  • Hair Care: Conditioners, hair masks, leave-in treatments, styling products
  • Baby Care: Gentle shampoos, baby lotions, diaper creams
  • Sun Care: Sunscreens, after-sun lotions
  • Pharmaceutical: Ointments, topical formulations

Usage Recommendations:

  • Typical Usage Level: 1 - 30% in formulations
  • Incorporate Cetearyl Alcohol into the oil phase of formulations and heat to melt before emulsification.

Features and Benefits:

  • Acts as an emollient, providing softness and smoothness to skin and hair
  • Functions as an emulsifier, aiding in the formation and stabilization of emulsions
  • Enhances product consistency and texture
  • Improves spreadability and application of formulations
  • Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.


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