Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of naturally derived (Coconut and sustainably obtained Palm Oil) fatty alcohols consisting predominantly of Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohol. Cetearyl Alcohol offers very efficient viscosity building in your creams, lotions, and other personal care products, including anhydrous formulations such as body polishes or oil blends.
INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol
30% Cetyl Alcohol, 70% Stearyl Alcohol
This wonderful ingredient can be utilized to modify rheology and viscosity in the creation of both O/W and W/O emulsions. In addition to enhanced viscosity, Cetearyl Alcohol also imparts its own emolliency in the formulation. When compared to Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alchol offers enhanced viscosity building effects as well as improved penetration of other ingredients. Cetearyl Alcohol has long been known as a carrier and penetration enhancer. This widely used fatty alcohol is often employed as the sole conditioning agent in cream rinse or hair conditioner formulations, as it adequately moisturizes and improves wet/dry comb out.
The 30/70 blend will create a stiffer emulsion than the Cetearyl Alcohol 70/30 will.
|Appearance:||Off White Opaque Pellet or Flake|
|Melt Point:||118F to 131F|
|Storage:||Cool, Tightly Sealed, Protected from Moisture|
|Shelf:||30 Months when Properly Stored / Handled|
|Usage:||1 to 3%|
|Incorporation:||Add to Oil Phase|
|Processing:||Heat to Melt - 118 to 131F*|
|TIP:||Usage above 3% Can Cause Soaping** in Emulsions|
|Skin Care:||All Creams, Lotions|
|Body Care:||Creams, Lotions, Salves and Anhydrous Products|
|Hair Care:||Conditioners, Cream Rinse, Styling Aids|
For best results, always heat the processing phases of your emulsions to 170F.