Cetyl Alcohol

Our database has 259 products that contain Cetyl Alcohol.

Ingredient Description

A type of fatty alcohol obtained naturally or synthetically. It helps to soften skin and can be used for keeping ingredients together or adding volume. Alternate name: Hexadecan-1-ol

What it is:

form of
Fatty Alcohol

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Cetyl Alcohol Stats

  • Cetyl Alcohol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient.
  • 9% 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
Masking obscuring or blocking

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32596
  • INCI Name: CETYL ALCOHOL
  • INN Name: cetyl alcohol
  • EC #:  253-149-0
  • Ph. Eur. Name: alcohol cetylicus
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Foam Boosting, Masking, 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.