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Cetyl/stearyl alcohol

Cetostearyl alcohol

Cetyl/stearyl alcohol
Cetostearyl alcohol acts as a consistency building agent thus increasing the viscosity of the system. In combination with surfactants, Cetostearyl alcohol forms emulsions with very complex microstructures, which can include liquid crystals, lamellar structures, and gel phases
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Cetyl/stearyl alcohol
Cetyl/stearyl alcohol
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Rheology modifier
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IID level for topical route is 12% w/w. As a viscosifier for creams, it can be evaluated up to 12% w/w, but for lotions, the usage level can be as low as 5% w/w.
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  • Composition: Mixture of aliphatic hydrocarbons, mainly 40 - 70% of stearyl alcohol and 20 - 35% of cetyl alcohol.
  • Appearance: White waxy powder
  • RHLB: 15.5

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Acts as a co-emulsifier and can also be used in the preparation of nonaqueous creams and sticks
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