Cetearyl alcohol (cetylstearyl alcohol)

Cetearyl alcohol (cetylstearyl alcohol), 100 g

Product ID3924
Of plant origin, used to thicken and stabilize creams. It is added to both water-in-oil and oil-in-water formulations.More information
3,15 EUR 2,60 EUR excl. VAT

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Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Ketostearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol


  • A plasticizer that helps create and stabilize emulsions.
  • A mixture of fatty alcohols that is produced for industrial use synthetically from natural or petrochemical intermediates. The mixture consists of cetyl (C 16) and stearyl (C 18) alcohols in a ratio of 50:50.
  • In external medicines and cosmetics, it is mainly used as a consistency substance in emulsions and as an emollient. Increases the smoothness and stability of emulsions.
  • Grounds and smooths the skin.
  • Allowed in certified natural cosmetics.
  • Increases or decreases the viscosity of the product.
  • It reduces the transparency or translucency of cosmetic products.


  • Due to its stiffening effects, it is a frequent auxiliary substance in cream emulsions of the oil/water type. In various types of cosmetic products, it is used as an emollient and consistency agent of emulsions (sun protection products, soaps, etc.)-


  • A mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol
  • Fatty alcohol produced by the hydrogenation process from palm fatty acid. Contains approx. 50% cetyl alcohol and approx. 50% stearyl alcohol. Both of these alcohols are normal primary alcohols having one hydroxyl group.

INCI: Cetearyl alcohol

CAS Number: 8005-44-5

Unit weight (g)100
Package size1
Country of originEU
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