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Stearyl Alcohol

Our database has 300 products that contain Stearyl Alcohol.


A common type of fatty alcohol. 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 traditional alcohols.

Stearyl Alcohol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 4.49% of the products in our database containing it.

Also known as: Octadecan-1-ol

At a glance

form of
Fatty Alcohol

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 38319
  • INN Name: stearyl alcohol
  • EC #:  204-017-6
  • Ph. Eur. Name: alcohol stearylicus
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Foam Boosting, Masking, Opacifying, Refatting, Surfactant, Viscosity Controlling
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CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

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