Cetostearyl Alcohol 1618
Cetostearyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol or cetylstearyl alcohol is a mixture of fatty alcohols, consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols, and is classified as a fatty alcohol.
- Cetostearyl alcohol is used as an emulsion stabiliser, opacifying agent, and foam-boosting surfactant, as well as an aqueous and non-aqueous viscosity-increasing agent. It gives an emollient feel to the skin and can be used in water-in-oil emulsions, oil-in-water emulsions, and anhydrous formulations. It’s commonly used in hair conditioners and other hair products.
Cetyl Alcohol 1698
Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol with the formula CH3(CH2)15OH. At room temperature, cetyl alcohol takes the form of a waxy white bead or flakes.
- Cetyl alcohol is used in the cosmetic industry as an opacifier in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions. It’s also employed as a lubricant for nuts and bolts, and is the active ingredient in some "liquid pool covers" (forming a surface layer to reduce evaporation and retain heat).