Cetyl Alcohol NF is a fatty alcohol used as an emulsion stabilizer and opacifier, adding body and viscosity to creams and lotions, and improving texture and feel with its characteristic velvety texture. It imparts emollient properties to formulations due to its absorption and retention in the epidermis where it lubricates and softens the skin.
Cetyl Alcohol is skin-friendly with hydrating, conditioning, and softening properties that benefit both skin and hair. It is an alcohol that is derived from a fat, such as a vegetable oil like Coconut Oil or Palm Oil; hence it is also called Palmityl Alcohol. Not to be mistaken for Ethyl Alcohol – the main ingredient in alcoholic beverages
Cosmetics Functions of Cetyl Alcohol NF:
Cetyl Alcohol works as a…
- Co-emulsifier Emollient
It helps to…
- Co-emulsify in order to thicken formulations, which contributes a creamier texture
- Enhance the foaming capacity of non-aqueous liquids, such as lotions
- Increase viscosity
- Soothe skin
- Create an oily layer on the skin’s surface, which helps it retain water
- Stabilize foaming properties in surfactants
- Hydrate and soften the skin to reduce irritation, cracking, and peeling
- Thicken the consistency of gels
CAS NUM: 36653-82-4
INCI Name: Cetyl Alcohol
Percentage Purity: 99%
Colour & Appearance: White beadlet
Stable in pH range: 5.7
Recommended Usage: 0.1% – 30%
Melting Temperature: 49.3 °C (120.7 °F; 322.4 K)
Compatibility: Works well with most Emulsifiers and co emulsifiers.
Solubility: Add into Oil Phase of the formulation
Application: Useful in creams, lotions, and scrubs; it can also be used to increase the melt point and improve the texture of whipped butters and lotion bars.
Country of Origin: China
Packaging: Our powders are packed in water proof zip lock pouches avoid spillage.
Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 08-2025)
DISCLAIMER: All SOPHIX NATURAL PRODUCTS are for external use only unless otherwise STATED. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.