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.
|Typical use level|
As an emollient and emulsifying agent, it can be used in the range of 2 - 5% w/w.
|Benefits / Claims|
It acts as a consistency modifier or bodying agent. Contributes to emollience