Cetearyl Alcohol

Our database has 431 products that contain Cetearyl Alcohol.

Ingredient Description

Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol found in animals, plants, or made synthetically in a laboratory. It helps make a product more smooth, thick, helps make foam more stable, and prevents oils from separating from liquids. Fatty alcohols are emollients, meaning they don’t have the same drying effect as regular alcohol.

Alternate names: Alcohols, C16-18

What it is:

form of
Fatty Alcohol

Ingredient Concerns:

may cause
Acne

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Cetearyl Alcohol Stats

  • Cetearyl Alcohol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient.
  • 16% of products in our database contain it.

Ingredient Functions

Emollient having the quality of softening or soothing the skin.
Emulsifying the act of emulsion: a suspension of small globules of one liquid in a second liquid with which the first will not mix
Emulsion Stabilising stabiliziing emulsion, making two non-mixable ingredients stable

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 75132
  • INCI Name: CETEARYL ALCOHOL
  • EC #:  267-008-6 / -
  • Ph. Eur. Name: alcohol cetylicus et stearylicus
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Foam Boosting, Opacifying, Surfactant, 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.