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Cetrimonium Chloride

Our database includes 1,032 products that contain Cetrimonium Chloride.

Explained

This ingredient is a preservative, antimicrobial, and emulsifier. It is often used in cosmetics for its ability to cleanse, condition, and reduce static.

Cetrimonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt, meaning it has a water-soluble structure.

You should know

Community Rating
Mixed

What it does

Antimicrobial Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms
Emulsifying The act of emulsion: a suspension of small globules of one liquid in a second liquid with which the first will not mix
Preservative Tending to preserve or capable of preserving.

Alternative names

Cetyltrimethylammonium Chloride

Prevalence

Uncommon Percentage of products that contain it
2%
Top categories
Haircare
Cleansers
Treatments
Position Predominant list placement
Bottom 50%

References

CosIng Data

CosIng ID 32590
INCI Name CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
EC #  203-928-6
All Functions Antimicrobial, Antistatic, Emulsifying, Preservative, Surfactant