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Our database includes 909 products that contain Ceteareth-20.

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Comedogenic Rating:   2
Irritancy Rating:   3


Ceteareth-20 is an emulsifier and cleansing agent. It is derived from cetearyl alcohol, a fatty alcohol.

As an emulsifier, Ceteareth-20 prevents oil and water from separating. It is also a surfactant. Surfactants help gather oil, pollution, and dirt to be washed away.

Ceteareth-20 is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Cleansing, Emulsifying

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Hormonal Acne • Acne

Where it's used

Ceteareth-20 is most often found as ingredient number 13 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Ceteareth-20 the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 75105
  • All Functions: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Surfactant
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.