Behenyl Alcohol

Our database includes 1120 products that contain Behenyl Alcohol.

You should know

What it is

Fatty Alcohol


A type of fatty alcohol. Fatty Alcohols are most often used as an emollient or to thicken a product. They are usually derived from natural fats and oils and therefore do not have the same drying or irritating effect as traditional alcohols.

Emollients help keep your skin soft and hydrated by creating a film that traps moisture in.

Behenyl Alcohol is usually derived from the fats in vegetable oils.

In 2000, Behenyl Alcohol was approved by the US as medicine to reduce the duration of cold sores.

Also known as: Docosan-1-Ol and 1-Docosanol

Behenyl Alcohol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.8% of the products in our database containing it.

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Often have the following skin types:

Combination Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Dryness • Sensitivity • Redness

Where it's used

Behenyl Alcohol is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Behenyl Alcohol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74589
  • EC #:  211-546-6
  • All Functions: Binding, Emollient, Emulsion Stabilising, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.