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Cetyl alcohol, 5 Lb
Cetyl Alcohol is a useful, vegetable derived fatty alcohol typically used as an emulsifier, emulsion stabilizer, and opacifier.
It is a non-gelling thickener, co-emulsifier if concentration >5 %, viscosity & consistency enhancer (also in waterless products like lipsticks), emollient, moisturizer (attracts moisture), and has some foam boosting in water based formulations..
Typically the Cetyl alcohol is melted prior to use. And the typical concentration is 0.5-6%.
Types uses and Applications: Cetyl Alcohol is used in many formulations for making all kinds of creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioning agent , hair conditioners, lip sticks and more. In creams and lotions it improves feel and texture, while also thickening and adding body. In shampoos and conditioners it adds texture and smoothing and feel to the product, and helps with improving wet comb out. In body body washes it adds nice feel to the product while also adding body and thickening.
In makeup products like lipsticks, and other non water based products, it adds emolliency and consistency.
It is often used as an easy to use and natural thickener / rheology modifier that will improve the texture of all formula containing an oil phase.
Solubility Cetyl Alcohol is soluble in diethyl ether, acetone, some other solvents. (Test for compatibility)It is slightly soluble in alcohol. Insoluble in cold water. Partially solubility in hot water
CAS # 3653-82-4
INCI Name: Cetyl alcohol
Appearance> White flake or pastille
Typical fatty alcohol faint odor.
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