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Oleyl Alcohol

Our database includes 107 products that contain Oleyl Alcohol.

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What it is

Fatty Alcohol


Oily Skin
Comedogenic Rating:   4
Irritancy Rating:   2


Oleyl Alcohol is a type of fatty alcohol made from oleic acid.

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 solvent alcohols.

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Also known as: (Z)-Octadec-9-Enol

Oleyl Alcohol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Emollient, Masking, Perfuming, Solvent

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Hormonal Acne • Acne • Dryness

Where it's used

Oleyl Alcohol is most often found as ingredient number 18 within an ingredient list.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 78022
  • INN Name: oleyl alcohol
  • EC #:  205-597-3 / 209-791-9
  • All Functions: Emollient, Masking, Perfuming, Solvent, 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.