Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of the gentle fatty alcohols cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. It's used as an emollient, texture enhancer, foam stabilizer and carrying agent for other ingredients.
It can be derived naturally or synthetically. By Valenti Organics' Cetearyl Alcohol is made by catalytic hydrogenation of the triglycerides obtained from vegetable and coconut oils and followed by oxidation of a chain growth product of ethylene oligomerized on a triethylaluminum catalyst.
Fatty alcohols like Cetearyl Alcohol do not pose the risk of sensitizing or irritating skin.
Find Cetearyl Alcohol in the following BVO Products.
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