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All-purpose thickening agent. NF grade, 95% active components. Composed of fatty alcohols, 70:30 ratio. C18 weight percentage stearyl alcohol 60-75% and C16 weight percentage cetyl alcohol 25-35%. HLB 15.5 (creates oil-in-water emulsions but only to a limited degree).
- Non-gelling thickener, viscosity and consistency enhancer
- Works also in water-free products like lipsticks
- Acts as co-emulsifier at concentrations under 2%
- Has emollient, moisturizing, and foam boosting properties
Melt before use (54°C/129°F) or add to hot water phase. Typical use level 0.5-10%. For external use only.
Lotions, creams, hair shampoos, conditioners, body washes, makeup products.
No purity grade applicable
White flakes or pastilles, mild characteristic odor
Water-insoluble, partially soluble in alcohol
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Coconut oil and vegetable oils
Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of the fatty alcohols cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol which are made by catalytic hydrogenation of the triglycerides obtained from vegetable and coconut oils and followed by oxidation of a chain growth product of ethylene oligomerized on a triethylaluminum catalyst.
Not animal tested
No data available
Does not contain animal-derived components
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