INCI: Cetyl Alcohol
CAS # 36653-82-4
EC # 253-149-0
Coemulsifier par excellence and an active principle itself.
Cetyl Alcohol is found in many different cosmetics such as moisturizers. He is known for more than 10 different names, including cetanol and palmityl alcohol.
Ethyl alcohol is of organic origin originally was obtained whale oil but today is derived from vegetable oils such as coconut and palm.
Since cetyl alcohol attracts moisture, it is in many hair conditioners. Many lotions and skin creams also use this substance with moisturizing purposes. It also helps keep your skin and stays softer.
It provides stability to emulsions, emulsifiers helping for this purpose, it is advisable in the emulsions slightly lower rate of use of emulsinantes and create a tandem with cetyl, with 0.5% or 1% is sufficient to strengthen stability and provide properties to the skin.