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Cetyl alcohol, 5 Lb
CAS # 3653-82-4
INCI Name: Cetyl alcohol
Cetyl Alcohol is used as an all around thickening alcohol. It is typically derived from vegetable oils,with greater than 95 %, composed of fatty alcohols.
White flake or pastille with a typical fatty alcohol faint odor.
Cetyl AlCohol is soluble in both water & alcohol.
It is a non-gelling thickener, co-emulsifier if concentration >5 %, viscosity & consistency enhancer (also in waterless products like lipsticks), emollient, moisturizer (attracts moisture), and has some foam boosting in water based formulations..
Typically the Cetyl alcohol is melted prior to use. And the typical concentration is 0.5-6%.
Types of uses / Applications: Cetyl Alcohol is sued in formulations to make all kinds of creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioning agent , hair conditioners. In creams and lotions it improves feel and texture, while also thickening and adding body. In shampoos and conditioners it adds texture and smoothing and feel to the product, and helps with improving wet comb out. In body body washes it adds nice feel to the product while also adding body and thickening.
In makeup products like lipsticks, and other non water based products, it adds emolliency and consistency.
It is often used as an easy to use and natural thickener / rheology modifier that will improve the texture of all formula containing an oil phase.
* Shipping - 5 Lb typically ships USPS Medium Flat Rate Box
If you are buying other items we will combine shipping.
* We sell larger sizes of Cetyl Alcohol up to 50 Lb Bags and multiple bags.
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