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Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

Our database includes 1067 products that contain Potassium Cetyl Phosphate.


Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is the potassium salt of a mixture. This mixture consists of the esters from phosphoricacid and cetyl alcohol.

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is an emulsifier and cleansing agent. Emulsifiers help stabilize a product. It does this by preventing certain ingredients from separating.

As a cleansing agent, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate helps gather oils, dirts, and pollutants from your skin. This makes it easier to rinse them away with water.

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Where it's used

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Potassium Cetyl Phosphate the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 79512
  • EC #:  284-374-2; 242-768-1
  • All Functions: 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.