Cetyl Alcohol

About Cetyl Alcohol

A fatty alcohol that can be derived from various sources, but in the natural industry is primarily derived from plants. It has several functions including emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent. As a thickener, cetyl alcohol can help increase the viscosity of a formulation, making the product easier to handle. In addition, it is also known to have skin and hair conditioning qualities.

Common Concerns

There are no known concerns with this ingredient, it is considered to be non-toxic and a non-irritant.

Quick Facts

Source: coconut oil
EWG Score: 1