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Cetyl alcohol


Cetyl alcohol
Cetyl alcohol is a mixture of solid aliphatic alcohols comprising mainly of a 16 carbon straight chain alcohol. In lotions, creams, and ointments, it acts as a weak water-in-oil emulsifier and can be part of a mixed emulsifier system.
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Cetyl alcohol
Cetyl alcohol
Primary function
Typical use level
As an emollient and emulsifying agent, it can be used in the range of 2 - 5% w/w.
Physical data

  • Appearance: Waxy white flakes, pellets
  • RHLB: 15.5

Benefits / Claims
It acts as a consistency modifier or bodying agent. Contributes to emollience
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