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Cetyl Alcohol 8 Oz
Cetyl Alcohol, derived from RSPO sourced vegetable products, is a useful fatty alcohol for a wide variety of applications. It is used in emulsions, and anhydrous formulas to increase viscosity (thicken), and to give the product good feel and body.
Cetyl Alcohol is soluble in both water & alcohol. 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.
Typical usage rate is 0.5-6%.
Types of uses / Applications: Cetyl Alcohol is used in formulations to make all kinds of creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioning agent , hair conditioners. 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.
Appearance>White pastille or flake
Typical faint odor.
CAS # 3653-82-4
INCI Name: Cetyl alcohol
HLB = 15
Also known by the chemical names Hexadecan-1-ol and palmityl alcohol
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